Health Headlines for April 25, 2019

Rivera: Senate won’t vote on single payer before hearings

Crain’s

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera, chair of the Senate health committee, said the committee would wait until hearings on the bill are held around the state before voting to advance it.

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Most Americans don’t want Congress to overhaul health care

CNBC

Voters would rather see lawmakers focus on protecting pre-existing conditions and tackling rising prescription costs and surprise medical bills.

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Study: Millennials less healthy than Generation X were at the same age

News 10

A study by Blue Cross Blue Shield found that millennials are less healthy than Generation X were at the same age.

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Study: Stigma makes some Central New Yorkers refuse free health insurance

The Post Standard

More than 25,000 Central New Yorkers are eligible for free or low-cost health insurance, but some have not enrolled because of the lingering stigma surrounding public insurance programs, according to a new study.

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April 27 is National Drug Take-Back Day

WebMD

Americans fill about 4.5 billion prescriptions each year, including more than 190 million opioid prescriptions. Many of these drugs expire or are unused.

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