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Health Headlines for Friday, November 16

Twenty Million More Americans Have Health Insurance Versus 2010

Bloomberg

Fewer Americans lack health insurance.

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Cuomo high on legislative pay raise, leery about state single-payer health care program

New York Daily News

Gov. Cuomo Thursday gave a thumbs up to the idea of the first legislative pay raise in 20 years, but was cooler toward enacting a single-payer health care system in New York.

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Do no harm: Reject Albany’s single-payer scheme (Your letters)

Syracuse Post Standard

After reading the Post-Standard’s recent article about Albany’s single-payer health insurance proposal (“NY health care-for-all gets traction on campaign trail, but would it work?”, Oct. 31, 2018), I felt it was important to shine a light on the realities of this ill-advised scheme.

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Hospital Chain Settles U.S. Suit Over Stifled Competition

Wall Street Journal

A major hospital system based in North Carolina agreed to settle a closely watched Justice Department lawsuit, promising to change practices that antitrust enforcers alleged thwarted competition.

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California’s new governor embodies Democrats’ dilemma on single payer

Politico

California’s next governor Gavin Newsom is an avowed single-payer supporter in the country’s most populous state. But how much of his stand is principle and how much is policy is not totally clear.

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Doctors Are Fed Up With Being Turned Into Debt Collectors

Bloomberg

Doctors, hospitals and medical labs used to be concerned about patients who didn’t have insurance not paying their bills.

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