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Health Headlines for Tuesday, August 14

Federal court lets New York slash funding to some health insurers and give it to others

Crain’s New York Business

A federal court ruled today that the state Department of Financial Services had the authority to adjust payments made to insurers under an Affordable Care Act program.

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Patients often end up with expensive medical bills, even when they go to in-network facilities: analysis

The Hill

About 1 in 6 hospital stays for patients enrolled in large employer health plans results in out-of-network bills, which tend to be costly and not fully covered by insurance, according to an analysis released Monday.

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Tech companies earn White House praise for committing to easier health data access

The Hill

Major technology companies on Monday announced their commitment to making it easier to share data across the healthcare sector, in a move backed by the White House.

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U.S. News Announces 2018-19 Best Hospitals

U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, today released the 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings. The 29th annual rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care.

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State okays Neighborhood Health, Buffalo General expansions

Buffalo Business First

A proposal for Neighborhood Health Center to expand health care services in Hamburg at a larger space has gained state approval.

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Hospitals present a major roadblock to Medicare for All Act

Washington Examiner

More and more Democrats are signing onto making the government the only payer of healthcare services, but they’re about to face a considerable adversary in the hospital industry.

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The Fiscal Implausibility of Medicare for All

National Review

Two weeks ago, the Mercatus Center published my estimates of the cost of the Medicare-for-All (M4A) bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) along with 16 co-sponsors.

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