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Health Headlines for Tuesday, July 17

GOP chairman in talks with Trump officials on restarting key ObamaCare payments

The Hill

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Monday that he is in talks with the Trump administration about ways to restart key ObamaCare payments that the administration abruptly suspended this month.

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It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away.

New York Times

A few hours after the only hospital in town shut its doors forever, Kela Abernathy bolted awake at 4:30 a.m., screaming in pain.

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Donald Trump’s drug plan is no cure for high prescription costs


At first glance, last week’s decision by Pfizer to postpone price hikes seemed like a victory in the fight to reduce the crushing costs of medications.

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Maryland analysts: Single-payer health care, proposed by Jealous, could cost state $24 billion a year

Baltimore Sun

State-sponsored health insurance for all Marylanders such as the single-payer plan proposed by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous could cost $24 billion a year, forcing lawmakers to significantly raise taxes, according to a nonpartisan analysis.

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Cost of Individual Health Insurance Depends More Than Ever on Where You Live

Consumer Reports

While the Trump administration continues to use its regulatory and legal powers to reshape the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states are making their own moves to protect or expand their insurance markets.

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