Healthcare

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed an executive order to help bring down healthcare costs.  

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Connecticut’s public health laboratory has begun screening newborn babies for a genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy.

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Over the New Year’s holiday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York’s health care providers will see a 1% drop in the reimbursements they receive for the government-funded Medicaid health care program. It’s part of an effort to reduce a multibillion-dollar budget gap that the state is facing.

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The head of the New York Public Interest Research Group says the quality of care at hospitals should be one of the top issues lawmakers consider as they work to close the more than $6 billion budget gap.

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2019 was the first year that U.S. hospitals were required to detail the cost of treatments upfront on their websites. But many patients are still shocked when the bill comes in.

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