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Health Headlines for Thursday, July 12

Federal navigator funding cuts not expected to affect New York

Buffalo Business First

Navigators who help enroll people in health insurance in New York are funded by the state, not the federal government, according to the state Department of Health.

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Outrageous Or Overblown? HHS Announces Another Round Of ACA Navigator Funding Cuts

Kaiser Health News

The Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to slash funding to nonprofit groups that help Americans buy individual health insurance coverage sparked outrage from advocates of the Affordable Care Act.

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Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud, Inspectors Find

Washington Post

Despite receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer money, Medicaid insurers are lax in ferreting out fraud and neglect to tell states about unscrupulous medical providers, according to a federal report released Thursday.

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Trump told Pfizer CEO price hikes hurt his drug plan: source


U.S. President Donald Trump called Pfizer Chief Executive Ian Read on Tuesday to say the company’s July 1 price hikes had complicated the administration’s drug pricing plans, prompting the company to defer its planned increases, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Cost containment is a top priority among health system executives

Modern Healthcare

When Rob Lazerow, a managing director at the Advisory Board Co., recently met with the executive team of a large health system, he noticed a construction project had been downsized from the prior year.

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