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Health Headlines for Monday, June 18

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans’ healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll


For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

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How Big Pharma money flowed to doctors amid opioid epidemic: study


New York doctors who received payments from opioid makers prescribed more of the highly addictive painkillers than peers, the New York State Health Foundation reported.

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Republicans give up on Medicare overhaul


Republicans on Capitol Hill are giving up on what might be their last best chance to overhaul Medicare, just as they’re losing their leading champion on the issue, House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate


The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system.

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