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New York State is now accepting public comments on proposed health insurance rates. These are rates for plans sold on the state's exchange.

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State Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's investigating opioid manufacturers, along with attorneys general in at least 25 other states. The announcement comes after other states and counties have filed lawsuits alleging pharmaceutical companies helped create the crisis. 

Wolf, Casey Ask PA Republicans To Save Medicaid

Jun 16, 2017
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Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Senator on a conference call with reporters Thursday to urge Senate Republicans to protect Medicaid in their healthcare bill. A small group of Republican Senators has been working secretively on a replacement bill to the Affordable Care Act. Health care advocates are hoping that bill will be less severe than the one passed by the House, which would cut $800 billion from Medicaid over the next decade.

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(Harrisburg) -- A bill in the state Senate could make it more difficult to get some kinds of treatments for opioid addiction. And there are also questions about who is pushing the bill. State Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County proposed the legislation, which requires addiction doctors tell patients about all their options. 

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Leaders in a critical piece of the health care system are struggling to find people to fill jobs: ambulance companies are concerned about the future. In Perry County, the chief of operations at one says it's a crisis situation. And it's not just rural areas feeling the strain. 

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(Hershey) -- Ask someone about health care, and at some point, they'll probably complain its lost its personal touch. They might say their doctor hardly looked up from their computer to glance at them, didn't even bother to ask how they were feeling or barely seem to care. It's a criticism that has become more and more prevalent as health care has evolved into more of a business. 

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(Harrisburg) -- President Donald Trump's decisions about the Affordable Care Act will have a big impact on insurance rates in Pennsylvania. The five Pennsylvania insurers on healthcare.gov say an average increase of nine percent next year will keep business stable. But under some scenarios, rates could soar even higher. 

ACR Health Ramps Up HIV Testing

May 31, 2017
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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - It’s been two years since the state announced a goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2020. Achieving that goal is on the horizon, according to one local health agency. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - How the Republican health care bill could play out would look different from state to state. Some states would pursue waivers, meaning they wouldn’t need to cover certain health services. Others, like New York, are not expected to pursue the option to drop coverage programs – but still, the proposed federal budget cuts may force some difficult decisions.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A Pennsylvania psychiatrist and his colleagues are noticing some troubling mental health trends related to joblessness among their working-class patients. And those trends seem inextricably tied with the current political climate. 

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