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Health Headlines for Thursday, June 14

State blew $1.3 billion on Medicaid coverage for people already enrolled in other plans, audit finds

Crain’s New York Business

Thanks to a lack of oversight, the state Health Department doled out $1.3 billion in six years in Medicaid premiums for people who were already enrolled in other comprehensive health plans, according to a new reportm from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift

Associated Press

The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts.

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Insurance experts: ObamaCare mandate repeal driving premium increases

The Hill

Increases in health-care costs and policy changes are driving ObamaCare premium increases for the 2019 plan year, according to a new report released Wednesday.

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Consumers skeptical of Berkshire-Amazon-JPMorgan, single-payer

Fierce Healthcare

Despite increasing premiums and an unstable marketplace, most healthcare consumers don’t want any drastic changes to the insurance industry, at least not yet.

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