Trump Administration Will Support Work Requirements for Medicaid

New York Times

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday what it called “a new day for Medicaid,” telling state health officials that the federal government would be more receptive to work requirements and other conservative policy ideas to reshape the main government health program for low-income people.

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Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

AP News

The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer.

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Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol

New York Times

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation’s top cancer doctors, is calling attention to the ties between alcohol and cancer.

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Money woes hamper NY’s medical marijuana program

WGRZ

Buffalo is about to get its first ever medical marijuana dispensary as the program expands statewide; however, the fledgling program faces its share of obstacles: Tepid doctor interest, limited certified patients and a restrictive law that makes access difficult.

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CROUSE HEALTH RECEIVES $250K GRANT TO HELP PREVENT PRETERM BIRTHS

Business Journal News Network

The Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) has awarded Crouse Health a grant of $250,000 to help prevent preterm births.

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