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Health Headlines for Thursday, October 4

Government-run health care is not the answer for New York, business council leader says


New Yorkers, especially those living in the Lower Hudson Valley, face some of the highest taxes in the country.

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Premiums see moderate increase in 2018 for employer plans

The Hill

Premiums for individuals and families enrolled in employer plans increased moderately in 2018, but more workers are paying higher deductibles, according to a new survey released Wednesday.

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Survey: Companies continue to pass health costs to workers

AP News

If your employer is sticking you with a bigger share of the medical bill before health insurance kicks in, you may have to get used to it.

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I didn’t want heavy painkillers after surgery — but my hospital pushed opioids on me anyway

USA Today

This is a story about how the health care industry effectively forces patients into opioid use. I know, because this recently almost happened to me. And it could have cost me my life.

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Both houses of Congress have advanced opioid legislation

City & State New York

While not the state most affected by the opioid crisis, the epidemic has not left New York untouched.

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