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Health Headlines for Monday, October 29

Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

AP News

Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions.

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A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

New York Times

here are potential health and economic consequences in a trend associated with states that have turned down Medicaid expansion.

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In New York, a bill to get public health plans to cover medical marijuana

Albany Times Union

As conversation shifts to recreational marijuana and its likelihood of legalization in New York, some lawmakers are attempting to address longstanding concerns with the state’s medical marijuana program — namely, that it’s still too expensive for many who need it.

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Health insurance rate hikes won’t be as steep in 2019

Daily Gazette

Health insurance open enrollment begins Thursday, and insurers have rolled out new options in hopes of drawing new subscribers and retaining existing members.

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Fate of Trump’s Part B drug cost plan may depend on Dems winning House

Modern Healthcare

The Trump administration’s bold proposal to peg Medicare Part B drug payments to the much lower prices paid in other advanced countries surprised many.

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CNY News

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Cornerstone Family Healthcare in Binghamton to announce the Basic Health Program Expansion Act of 2018.

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