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Health Headlines for Tuesday, February 6

How Trump’s Funding Cuts Threaten ‘Basic Health Program’ Plans


Comprehensive health care coverage for more than 800,000 low-income people in New York and Minnesota, who pay a fraction of the typical cost of a marketplace plan, may be in jeopardy after the federal government partially cut funding this year.

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Trump uses Britain’s protests to jump back into health-care fray at home

Washington Post

Though congressional Republicans agreed last week to back off the contentious politics of the Affordable Care Act this year, President Trump began Monday morning by stirring the health-care policy pot anew.

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Cuomo announces budget amendment to combat fentanyl


Governor Cuomo has announced a new budget amendment to help address New York State’s fentanyl crisis.

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Using Medicaid to help the poor out of poverty

New York Post

Americans are among the most generous people in the world. While this nation was founded on the pursuit of a shared dream, the moral pledge of the American people has been to never leave behind our most vulnerable fellow citizens.

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Secondhand smoke affects 44% of New Yorkers: Report

AM New York

For some New Yorkers, walking outside to get a breath of fresh air is a must.

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$300M health care system cost to protect religious rights

Albany Times Union

President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate.

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2 Children Die in NYC’s First Pediatric Flu Deaths of Season: Health Officials

NBC New York

Two New York City children died from the flu in what health officials said were the first confirmed pediatric fatalities linked to the virus this season in the five boroughs.

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