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Health Headlines for Friday, April 6

State budget includes health care fund after $2.8 million lobbying push

City & State

Following months of threats by the Trump administration to slash federal health care spending, New York state’s 2018-19 budget responded by creating a new health care shortfall fund – and a major lobbying push likely played a role.

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects seven Central New York nonprofits to receive Community Health Awards

Urban CNY

Seven nonprofit Central New York organizations have been chosen to receive Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Awards from among close to 60 applications submitted.

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JPM, Amazon, Berkshire will use data to improve healthcare


JPMorgan Chase & Co, Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway will focus on the biggest health issues threatening the U.S. economy in their new joint venture, including aligning healthcare payments with employee health and addressing chronic diseases, CEO Jamie Dimon said in his annual letter to shareholders.

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Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Drug That Stops Opioid Overdoses

New York Times

The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, issued a national advisory Thursday urging more Americans to keep on hand and learn how to use the drug, naloxone, which can save the lives of people overdosing on opioids.

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