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Health Headlines for Thursday , September 6

Report: New York ‘particularly vulnerable’ to federal health care cuts

Albany Times Union

More than 7 million, or roughly one-third, of all New Yorkers receive health coverage through a publicly funded health plan, an increase of 57 percent from one decade ago, according to a report issued Wednesday by the state Comptroller’s Office.

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Major Health-Industry Deals Move Closer to Approval

Bloomberg

Two major health-care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according to a person familiar with the matter, a final step as the takeovers head toward completion.

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Trump Administration Warns of ‘Chaos’ If Obamacare Is Blocked Too Soon

Bloomberg

The Trump administration isn’t defending Obamacare from a legal attack that could finally slay the embattled health-care law, but the federal government cautioned Wednesday that an immediate and nationwide halt may trigger “chaos.”

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Hospital groups launch own company to make generic drugs

ABC News

Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices.

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One-third of New Yorkers are on Medicaid, similar programs

Democrat & Chronicle

More than one-third of New Yorkers are now on Medicaid or other publicly funded health-care plans, a spike of 57 percent over the past decade, a new report found.

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Cynthia Nixon on getting single-payer health care in New York: ‘Pass it and then figure out how to fund it’

Fox News

In her quest to become New York’s next governor, Cynthia Nixon has advocated for a single-payer health care system in the state – something studies have shown would be a costly endeavor.

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