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Health Headlines for Monday, March 12

Cuomo administration open to rescinding delay of children’s Medicaid redesign


The Cuomo administration will consider scrapping its plan to delay promised Medicaid reform for children, telling advocates on a conference call Friday that the reform is one of the top items the governor would like to restore in final budget negotiations with legislators.

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Bids to Curb Health Care Costs Offer Little More Than Talk

NBC New York

It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums.

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CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make


As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money — and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes.

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NYC’s hospital system axes 35 workers in savings push

New York Post

New York City’s cash-starved public hospital system wielded its scalpel again, eliminating 35 central administrative jobs to generate more than $4.5 million in savings.

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Cirrhosis of the liver in NY: See counties with highest death rates

Syracuse Post Standard

Cirrhosis of the liver killed 4,637 New Yorkers between 2013 and 2015.

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