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Health Headlines for Thursday, October 25

Booming Economy Helps Flatten Medicaid Enrollment And Limit Costs, States Report

Kaiser Health News

Medicaid enrollment fell by 0.6 percent in 2018 — its first drop since 2007 — due to the strong economy and increased efforts in some states to verify eligibility, a new report finds.

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Signing Opioid Law, Trump Pledges To End ‘Scourge’ Of Drug Addiction


With the nation reeling from an epidemic of drug overdose deaths, President Trump signed legislation Wednesday that is aimed at helping people overcome addiction and preventing addictions before they start.

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Business owners can team up on insurance, if state allows it

AP News

As small business owners shop for 2019 health insurance, some will for the first time have the chance to join forces and buy cheaper insurance — depending on which state they’re in.

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Senate Panel: NY Needs Addiction Treatment Professionals

U.S. News

A New York state Senate panel is recommending the state do more to recruit and train health care professionals who work with recovering addicts.

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How health care became a cornerstone of Dutchess’ economy

Poughkeepsie Journal

Shannon Christiano isn’t worried about what comes next, after graduating from Mount Saint Mary College.

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