Consumers flock to New York health exchange amid uncertainty over Obamacare future

Press Republican

Thousands of New Yorkers have signaled they want to join a state-run health-insurance exchange, an outgrowth of the Affordable Care Act, a national program that President Donald Trump has been trying to dismantle.

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Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.

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Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs

New York Times

Consumers here at first did not believe the health insurance premiums they saw when they went shopping for coverage this month on HealthCare.gov.

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New York health officials OK first cross-state hospital merger

Buffalo Business First

In the first of two required approvals, Olean General Hospital will come together in a merger with Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

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How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

New York Times

It’s inevitable. We’ll wake up this winter with a sore throat, knowing we’ll soon be going through a box of tissues an hour and unable to taste that comforting dark chocolate mousse or the ill-advised ghost pepper enchiladas we ordered in vain, hoping to ignite a single taste bud.

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Why should you get a flu shot?

Crain’s

The unvaccinated are a major drag to the economy

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