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Health Headlines for Friday, March 23

With no fix in omnibus budget bill, insurers set to hike premiums, rethink selling individual plans

Modern Healthcare

In a blow to health insurers, the House on Thursday passed a $1.3 trillion, two-year omnibus spending bill that didn’t include funding for cost-sharing reduction payments or a federal reinsurance program.

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Medical Research, Drug Treatment And Mental Health Are Winners In New Budget Bill


The big budget deal reached this week in the House doesn’t include a long-sought-after provision to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

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Amid opioid epidemic, New York eases access to detox services

Albany Times Union

New York is taking new actions in the fight against the deadly and growing opioid epidemic.

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The hidden reasons your health-care costs are skyrocketing


The biggest issue for health care today is that there’s limited transparency into the cost or quality of care.

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Bad flu season impacted nation’s hospitals, including in Syracuse


The worst flu season in nearly a decade has taken a toll on the nation’s hospitals. The facilities have been on the front lines, dealing with a flood of patients that in some areas has reached crisis levels.

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