Health Headlines for February 10, 2020

Excellus program aims to make generic drugs more affordable

Times Herald-Record

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has joined a national effort to lower the cost of some overpriced generic drugs.

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Telemedicine helps many in region access vital behavioral health services

Rome Sentinel

Behavioral health services delivered via telemedicine now account for nearly one-third of all telemedicine visits, according to a review of 2019 claims data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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More upstate New Yorkers getting mental health treatment by phone

Syracuse.com

A growing number of upstate New Yorkers are getting treated over the phone for anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, according to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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Trump budget seeks HHS funding cut, Medicaid overhaul

Politico Pro

The White House has stressed that Trump is not seeking cuts to the big government health programs — but is trying to slow their growth.

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