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Health Headlines for January 23, 2020

Cuomo’s Medicaid plan causes fear of service cuts and a hike in health insurance taxes

NY Daily News

Fiscal watchdogs and some industry insiders fear Gov. Cuomo’s plans to tackle the state’s $6 billion Medicaid-induced budget deficit could lead to service cuts and higher health insurance taxes.

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Private health insurers fear Cuomo to increase taxes to cover $6.1B deficit

Times Union

The New York State Conference of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans recently released a report showing that the state collected about $5.2 billion from four taxes on private health insurance last year.

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Medicaid Spending is Taking Over State Budgets


If costs don’t come down, states are at risk of having Medicaid spending overrun the rest of their budgets.

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Samaritan receives designation for quality in spine surgery


As part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, Samaritan Medical Center has been selected as an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery.

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The 2020 Health Power 100

City & State

Everyone on the list is aligned on at least one matter: promoting the health of all New Yorkers.

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