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Health Headlines for Wednesday, June 20

Trump officials roll out new rule for small business health insurance plans


The Trump administration took the final step Tuesday in its plan aimed at making health insurance policies cheaper for some small businesses.

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U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

U.S. News

Fewer than 14 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2017, the lowest level seen since data collection started in 1965, government health officials reported Tuesday.

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Better access to bike share program can make us all healthier, report says

Democrat & Chronicle

Right now, you can take part in Rochester’s bike share program only if you have a credit card or a debit card from your bank.

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Conservatives Make New Push to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Wall Street Journal

The Affordable Care Act should be repealed in August and replaced with a new system that lifts national consumer protections and gives control of health care to the states, according to a proposal by a conservative group released Tuesday.

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House GOP budget sets up massive safety net cuts, Obamacare repeal bid


House Republican budget writers debuted an ambitious deficit-reduction plan Tuesday that would force GOP committees to cut at least $302 billion over a decade and potentially lay the groundwork for another repeal vote on Obamacare.

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