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Acquisition of New York health insurer will not affect Albany jobs
The Business Journals • Shannon Sweeney
Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable in Our Society’
Common Dreams • Jenna
The purpose of the Republican health care...
MSNBC • Steve Benen
A bipartisan group of governors just blasted the new Republican healthcare bill — and it has a key addition
Business Insider • Bob Bryan
Trump Said to Back Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Bloomberg
Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street Journal • Anna Wilde Mathews
Single-Payer Or Block Grants? Yes
New Haven Independent • Paul Bass
Repeal and replace is back, and scarier than ever
Los Angeles Times • Scott Lemieux
Council of Medical Specialty Societies Names Dr. Helen Burstin as New EVP & CEO
BusinessWire
Experts Available on Latest ACA Repeal Effort
Newswise: SciNews • Northwestern University
 
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Acquisition of New York health insurer will not affect Albany jobs
The Business JournalsShannon Sweeney
An acquisition of one of New York's largest health insurers will not affect its more than 475 employees based in Albany, New York. Fidelis Care, a nonprofit insurer based in Queens, announced last week it signed an agreement to sell most of...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable in Our Society’
Common DreamsJenna
WASHINGTON - National Nurses United today condemned the renewed effort by Republicans in the United States Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and deny healthcare to millions of low and middle-income Americans. “This last ditch attempt to repeal the ACA poses...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
The purpose of the Republican health care...
MSNBCSteve Benen
When Democrats originally tackled health care reform in 2009, there was no great mystery surrounding their motivations. As we discussed several months ago, Dems in Congress and the White House identified some key systemic problems – too many Americans lacked basic health...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
A bipartisan group of governors just blasted the new Republican healthcare bill — and it has a key addition
Business InsiderBob Bryan
A bipartisan group of 10 governors on Tuesday attacked the latest Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in a strongly worded letter to Senate leaders. The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck...
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Trump Said to Back Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Bloomberg
Bloomberg’s Kevin Whitelaw discusses the battle in Congress over health care reform. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street JournalAnna Wilde Mathews
The average cost of health coverage offered by employers pushed toward $19,000 for a family plan this year, while the share of firms providing insurance to workers continued to edge lower, according to a major survey. Annual premiums rose 3% to $18,764...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Single-Payer Or Block Grants? Yes
New Haven IndependentPaul Bass
(Opinion) As Republicans and Democrats stake starker positions on the future of health care, they have an opportunity for a grand compromise that resets how we make laws in this country. Senate Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have proposed a...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Repeal and replace is back, and scarier than ever
Los Angeles TimesScott Lemieux
Like the villain in a slasher movie, Senate Republicans keep coming for the health insurance of tens of millions of Americans. After Sen. John McCain’s dramatic “no” vote seemed to finish off this year’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a...
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Council of Medical Specialty Societies Names Dr. Helen Burstin as New EVP & CEO
BusinessWire
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) has selected Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, to be the organization’s next Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Helen Burstin, MD, MPH named CEO & EVP of the Council of Medical...
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Barack Obama, Colleges & Universities
Experts Available on Latest ACA Repeal Effort
Newswise: SciNewsNorthwestern University
Newswise — EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University experts are available to comment on the Graham-Cassidy bill moving through the Senate as the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a simple majority before the end of the month. Craig Garthwaite...
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