The Association Health Plan Proposed Rule: What It Says And What It Would Do

Health Affairs

There is little more I can say about Tim Jost that hasn’t already been said by Don Berwick and Chris Fleming.

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Remember Trump’s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant

New York Times

When President Trump claimed last week that “I know the details of health care better than most, better than most,” it now appears he had a point in at least one area.

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CUOMO PROPOSES SUING OPIOID MANUFACTURERS BUT OFFERS FEW DETAILS

City & State New York

In his State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took aim at the pharmaceutical industry, noting how life expectancy decreased in 2017 for the second year in a row due to an uptick in drug overdoses, particularly opioid-related abuse.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Here’s another way to make health care more affordable

Post Star

The most expensive cost per month to most working New Yorkers isn’t their home or even their groceries — it’s ever-escalating health care premiums.

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State awards $4.5M to WNY Dementia Caregiver Programs

Daily News

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter will oversee a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Health to expand dementia caregiving initiatives across seven counties.

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Lawsuit alleging ‘self-dealing’ by Crystal Run cites Cuomo contributions

Albany Times Union

A lawsuit filed by six physicians alleging “self-dealing” by the major health care provider Crystal Run cites hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions given by the company and its officials to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign fund.

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Trump Administration Takes Step That Could Threaten Marijuana Legalization Movement

New York Times

The viability of the multibillion-dollar marijuana legalization movement was thrown into new doubt on Thursday when the Trump administration freed prosecutors to more aggressively enforce federal laws against the drug in states that have decriminalized its production and sale, most recently California.

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Savino Blasts Sessions Over Marijuana Policy

State of Politics

Sen. Diane Savino, a key lawmaker in the push for the legalization of medical marijuana in New York, blasted Attorney General Jeff Session’s plan to enforce existing federal drug laws.

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Medicaid service coming back to Genesee County

Daily News

The approximately 8,500 Geneseeans enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care programs will have access to another provider starting in February.

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Assemblyman Cahill unloads on fellow Democrat Cuomo after State of the State address

Daily Freeman

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill has unleased a highly critical assessment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address.

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