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 NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York. Reed voted for the health care bill that would repeal and replace large parts of the ACA. He also supported a previous version.

How The GOP Health Care Bill Could Unfold In New York

May 8, 2017

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act law, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. This came after several changes to the AHCA, including to the policy on coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. 

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A demonstration of what a supervised injection facility for heroin users would look like has been making its way across cities in New York state. The sites would allow someone to use the drug under medical supervision. To make it a reality, the state would need a new law. 

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The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday. The count was 217 to 213. 

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Some of New York’s leaders are expressing outrage over the Republican House of Representatives vote to undo the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 

Watch Live: Congress Votes On Health Care Bill

May 4, 2017

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Safe or supervised consumption sites are places where people addicted to drugs can use drugs under the supervision of medical staff - and without fear of arrest. They're illegal in New York, but Ithaca gained national attention last year when it proposed one.

As Republicans in Washington try to secure enough votes to change the Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania is making changes to account for all the uncertainty. Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is requiring insurance companies to submit more information in a couple of weeks. Insurers usually submit standard rate requests for next year's health insurance plans around this time. 

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ITHACA (WRVO) - The Tompkins County Legislature is scheduled to vote on raising the legal age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21 years old on Tuesday. The legislature and public opinion remains divided on the issue. 

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New York has a new plan to control the prices of prescription drugs under its Medicaid program. Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance plan for people who elderly, disabled, children or poor adults.

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