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Health Headlines for Friday, August 17

Trump readies new round of controversial Medicaid changes


The Trump administration is preparing to let conservative-led states impose additional restrictions on the nation’s health program for the poor that could push tens of thousands of people off coverage, POLITICO has learned.

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Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids


The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis.

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Aetna fires back, blames contract dispute on Montefiore Health System rate requests


Amid a high-stakes contract dispute threatening health care services for thousands of New Yorkers, Aetna asserted Montefiore Health System derailed negotiations by demanding rate hikes to pad its profit margins.

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Federal Grants Boost Community Health Centers in NY

Public News Service

Community health centers in New York are getting some much-needed help through federal Quality Improvement grants.

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Pretending Single Payer Health Care Is Easy to Pass Doesn’t Make It Easy

NY Mag Daily Intelligencer

The American health care system developed, like a deformed tree, around employer-sponsored insurance as its core feature.

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