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Health Headlines for Thursday, March 22

Health Officials Assail ‘Pricing Schemes’ That Gouge Patients

New York Times

Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, said Thursday that doctors and hospitals should tell patients how much their care would cost before patients received treatment.

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A Big Divergence Is Coming in Health Care Among States

New York Times

Little by little, the Trump administration is dismantling elements of the Affordable Care Act and creating a health care system that looks more like the one that preceded it.

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Getting Sick Can Be Really Expensive, Even for the Insured

New York Times

When you get really sick, the medical bills may not be your biggest financial shock.

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan To Make Health Care Coverage Cheaper And More Reliable

Huffington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at dramatically increasing the affordability and reliability of health insurance plans available on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

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Collins health proposal left out of $1.3 trillion budget deal

BDN Politics

Congressional leaders reached a tentative $1.3 trillion spending deal Wednesday to keep government agencies operating through September, unveiling legislation that would make good on President Trump’s promises to increase military funding while blocking much of his immigration agenda.

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Cuomo’s ‘cancer tax’ is the wrong way to fight opioid abuse

New York Post

Policymakers across the country are looking for ways to stem the tide of opioid-related overdoses and addictions. Gov. Cuomo’s idea, taxing prescription opioids, won’t do it.

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