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Report: Health care jobs in New York growing fast

ALBANY— A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The ...

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Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

NEW YORK — Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn’t have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Brad Mete estimates his staffing company, Affinity Resources, will spend $100,000 ...

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Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

WASHINGTON — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax ...

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. This file photo shows various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, in Willingboro, N.J. Credit: AP Images

WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Members of the Senate meet ...

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Tips for comparing health care plans

A brochure offering tips to New Yorkers buying health insurance coverage for 2015 is available online through the office of the attorney general. The pamphlet, “Shopping for Health Insurance Coverage,” is being released in advance of the New York State ...

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Stock market’s recovery is led by drugmakers

NEW YORK (AP) — For stocks, it’s just what the doctor ordered. Health care companies are leading the market’s rebound from a sharp sell-off two weeks ago, helping push the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index ...

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Teamwork key to economic success

Leaders from nine of the community’s largest businesses have been meeting for several years with the goal of becoming the healthiest community in America. And it is paying off, according to Paul Speranza, vice chairman and general counsel and secretary ...

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Federal data show health care disparities among states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in every state. The discrepancy may trace ...

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