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Health Headlines for Tuesday, July 10

Cuomo seeks to reduce impact of latest Trump administration effort to weaken Obamacare

New York Daily News

The state agency that regulates the insurance industry in New York will look for ways to reduce the impact on health premiums in the wake of the Trump administration’s Sunday decision to freeze certain Obamacare-related payments.

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Trump administration freezing billions in health insurance payments


The Trump administration is suspending a federal program that sent billions of dollars from health insurers with largely healthy customers to insurers with larger numbers of customers with chronic illnesses or other pre-existing conditions.

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Major Capital Region Health Provider Dropping CDPHP

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Employees with the Capital Region’s largest health care provider will no longer be covered by the area’s largest health insurer at year’s end.

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News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

AP News

News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S., information that could show how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the nation’s addiction and overdose crisis.

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Maryland governor signs federal all-payer health contract

ABC News

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a contract with the federal government on Monday to enact the state’s unique all-payer health care model, which he said will create incentives to improve care while saving money.

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Doctor Burnout Widespread, Helps Drive Many Medical Errors

Health Day

More than half of American doctors are burned out, a new national survey suggests, and those doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes.

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The pipeline to primary care is drying up

The Hill

Last week, a study published in science posited that there is no ceiling in sight for the human lifespan.

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