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Health Headlines for Thursday, June 28

New York fights back against association health plan rule

Crain’s New York Business (Subscription Required)

The state attorney general said the new edict is unlawful and would reduce consumer protections

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New health insurance options are a lot cheaper—there’s just one problem


The Trump administration is touting “association health plans” as a way for small business employees and self-employed people to get more affordable health insurance, but some experts and advocates say consumers should proceed carefully.

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Opioids are killing tens of thousands more people than we thought, study finds

Vice News

When someone dies of an overdose, it’s up to people like medical examiners and coroners to record exactly which drug was responsible.

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Opioid-Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To Doctors


The past two years have been a time of reckoning for pharmaceutical manufacturers over their role in promoting opioid drugs that have fed a national epidemic.

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Westchester County Association: Do this to control health insurance rates in New York


New Yorkers should gird ourselves for new increases in private health insurance premiums.

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Health care eyed for shared services hearing

Hudson Valley 360

Formation of a health care consortium in Greene County is expected to figure prominently today in the second of three planned shared services public hearings.

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Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

AP News

It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese.

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