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Health Headlines for Friday, September 7

AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes

ABC News

Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts.

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Trump health chief meets with GOP lawmakers on lowering drug prices

The Hill

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar on Thursday met with Republican lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee to discuss ways to lower drug prices.

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Anti-NY Health Act coalition grows in New York

Albany Times Union/Blog

A relatively new coalition aiming to raise awareness of the pitfalls for a single-payer, universal healthcare system for New York has acquired at least a dozen new organizations in the last few weeks.

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The debate over funding single-payer health care in New York

Spectrum News

Cynthia Nixon in her campaign for governor has pushed for the passage of a single-payer health care plan.

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Local Hospitals Look To Affiliate With Western NY Health System


Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital are in the process of affiliating with a large health system in western New York.

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Independent Health works at policy change in national drug pricing

Buffalo Business First

A Western New York firm is doing its part to shape national policy on pharmaceutical costs, and to ultimately help individuals, employers and the government save money.

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Number of Dutchess residents on Medicaid doubled in decade

Poughkeepsie Journal

The number of Dutchess County residents enrolled in Medicaid has more than doubled in the past decade, a new report found.

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