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Health Headlines for Tuesday, July 31

Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

AP News

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center.

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A 24% increase in health-insurance costs? Why New York is saying no

Democrat & Chronicle

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered state regulators to reject attempts by New York health insurers to raise rates by an average of 24 percent next year in part because of higher-than-expected costs associated with changes to Obamacare.

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The health care surge: Why it’s rising as a midterms issue


In recent elections, Republicans have effectively used health care and anti-Affordable Care Act sentiment to rally their base.

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An overlooked way to stay out of the hospital

Crain’s New York Business (Opinion)

To the editor: We applaud the efforts of Valerie Grey, executive director of the nonprofit New York eHealth Collaborative, to promote participation in the SHIN-NY among hospitals, FQHCs and other medical institutions (“Participation in SHIN-NY is growing but challenges remain”).

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The shrinking of the individual insurance market


People who don’t receive the ACA’s premium subsidies are fleeing the individual insurance market, leaving it smaller and more concentrated, according to the latest data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Buffalo area still seeing shortage of doctors, area medical groups say

Buffalo Business First

The Buffalo area could use plenty more doctors and other health professionals, administrators of the area’s medical group say.

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Doctor payments increased drug prescribing by 73%, new study finds

Market Watch

Drugmakers that pay for doctors’ meals get an outsize return on their investment, or a 73% increase in prescribing of their drug.

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