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Health Headlines for Monday, August 6

Welcome to the New Health-Care Debate


America’s health-care debate is entering a new phase. Liberals, inspired by self-described socialists such as Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative-to-be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are excited about the possibility of “Medicare for All.”

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‘Medicare for all’ is a pipe dream

The Hill

A new study released by Charles Blahous at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has received a lot of attention this week.

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Insurance companies approach Trump health plans cautiously

AP News

President Donald Trump says insurers are “going wild” about his new health care options and “millions and millions” of people will be signing up.

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Trump administration backs off plan to reduce reporting on hospital infections, safety

USA Today

Federal health officials reversed course on a plan to withhold public disclosure of hospital infection and safety problems that are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., a new rule announced late Thursday shows.

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NYS cuts proposed health insurance rate increases

WBFO 88.7

New York State has cut many of the health insurance increases proposed earlier this year by insurance companies.

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