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Health Headlines for Friday, June 15

As Medicaid Costs Soar, States Try A New Approach

Kaiser Health News

Sandy Dowland has been to the emergency room 10 times in the past year and was hospitalized during four of those visits. She has had a toe amputated and suffers from uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, major depression, obesity and back pain.

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Will single-payer health care ever come to New York?

Spectrum News

The state assembly has again passed the bill to create a single-payer health care system in New York.

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Health Leaders

Several states are considering proposals to institute a single-payer healthcare system, including New York, where it has become a polarizing political topic in an election year.

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UnitedHealthcare’s NY CEO shares cost-cutting strategies

Crain’s New York Business

UnitedHealthcare is the nation’s largest insurer, and New York is one of its biggest commercial markets. As the company’s New York chief executive, Michael McGuire oversees 140 employees, including those at its Oxford insurance brand.

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Centene Receives New York Attorney General Approval of Fidelis Care Transaction

PR Newswire

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) (“Centene” or “the Company”) announced today that the New York Attorney General approved the Company’s transaction with Fidelis Care.

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Appeals court rules against insurers on risk corridor payments

Buffalo Business First

A federal appeals court ruling may put to rest a claim by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s parent for $37 million from the federal government.

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