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Health Headlines for Wednesday, July 25

Trump administration to resume ‘Obamacare’ insurer payments

ABC News

The Trump administration says it will restore Affordable Care Act payments to insurers that it had recently frozen, leading to concerns about higher premiums next year.

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House Votes to Repeal Tax on Medical Devices

Wall Street Journal

The House voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices, again showing bipartisan support for eliminating the levy.

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AHIP: Rebates not driving rise in drug pricing

Fierce Healthcare

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is fighting back against recent claims that drug rebates have been the primary driver of the rising cost of prescriptions, releasing their own report Friday about the impact of the discounts.

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Cynthia Nixon calls for single-payer health care in New York

New York Daily News

Highlighting her mother’s bout with breast cancer, actress and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon Tuesday called for creation of a single-payer health care system in New York.

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Think drug costs are bad? Try hospital prices


Several pharmaceutical companies have recently said they’ll delay some of their price increases, under pressure from the Trump administration.

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Centene’s Obamacare Profits Surge As Insurer Enters New Markets


Health insurer Centene said second-quarter profits and revenue rose as the company successfully manages costs of its larger enrollment in individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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