Health Headlines for June 10, 2019

Unions Exempted from State Bill Stopping MidYear Drug-Coverage Changes

Crain’s

A state bill to stop health plans from changing their drug formularies in the middle of a contract year met resistance from organized labor, so unions are being exempted.

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Coalition Launches Ad Campaign in Favor of Hospital Charge Bill

Politico (Pro)

A coalition of consumer, labor, health and business groups has launched a television and online campaign to demand passage of legislation it says would protect patients from unreasonably high emergency hospital bills.

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California Lawmakers Agree to Health benefits for Immigrants

Associated Press

California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits.

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New York Voters Want Religious Exemption Removed for Vaccinations, Poll Finds

Huffington Post

The majority of New York voters want to end religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations as the country battles a historic measles outbreak that has hit the state harder than any other, according to a recent poll.

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NY Veterans Gain More Access to Non-VA Health Care

Poughkeepsie Journal

Thousands of New York veterans will have expanded access to private health care paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs under new rules targeting prolonged wait times and poor quality at some VA facilities.

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