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Health Headlines for Thursday, September 20

Trump admin awards over $1 billion in grants to fight opioid epidemic

The Hill

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $1 billion in grants to states, communities and organizations fighting the opioid crisis.

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Half Of U.S. Doctors Have Pay Tied To ‘Value-Based Metrics’


Nearly half of the nation’s physicians report compensation tied to “value-based metrics” as fee-for-service medicine gives way to alternative payment models that link pay to quality and health outcomes, according to a new survey.

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New York’s adult obesity rate nearly tripled since 1990, but tips to help are cited


One in four adult New Yorkers is now classified as obese as factors such as race, poverty and government policies fueled a dire public-health crisis that has exploded across the country since 1990.

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Health Care Is the Sleeper Issue of 2018

Wall Street Journal

The Democrats’ most potent national policy issue in the 2018 midterms is health care, and it’s showing up on TV. One Arizona ad says Martha McSally, the Republican congresswoman running for Senate, “voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”

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What states aren’t doing to save new mothers’ lives

USA Today

The U.S. maternal death rate is among the highest in the developed world. Eighteen states haven’t studied these deaths and others tend to blame moms.

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Single-payer healthcare could be a death sentence for seniors

Miami Herald

Imagine government bureaucrats in Washington deciding whether your life is worth saving or not.

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