States Make Move in Fight Over Health Care Reform

NBC New York

Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act.

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New York state wants its prescription drug money back — or else

USA Today

New York Medicaid regulators aim to use the threat of imposing increased scrutiny of prescription drugs — such as eyeing their relative effectiveness and their profit margins — to coax additional discounts from drugmakers.

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HHS EXPANDS DIRECT OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT: WILL INSURERS RESPOND?

BNA

People signing up for health insurance next year can buy subsidized insurance without having to visit HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace, the CMS announced recently.

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NewYork Quality Care Receives Grant to Roll Out OpenNotes to 30,000+ Patients

Weill Cornell Medicine

Some 30,000 patients enrolled in NewYork Quality Care, the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) of NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, will now be able to view their physician’s appointment notes in order to better understand their care.

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Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too

USA News

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may help keep your leg arteries free of blockages, a new study suggests.

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