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The House of Representatives will vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. Whether the bill lives or dies could depend on the votes of three downstate New York Republican representatives. A new amendment to the bill has complicated their positions.

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President-elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with something else. While no one really knows what that means, one health care analyst with a prominent Albany think tank says New York could be billions of dollars in the hole as a result.

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At a post-election news briefing in Hartford on Wednesday, Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy says he’s looking forward to some of the programs Republican President-elect Donald Trump is promising.

“I want to see an infrastructure infusion that would be beneficial to our state. Both Democrat and Republican candidate for president advocated infrastructure. I hope that is going to be part of incoming President Trump’s financial policies.”

How Does Health Insurance Concentration Affect Prices?

May 9, 2016
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The Affordable Care Act marketplaces have led to new research. One study this month looked at the concentration of hospitals and insurance plans in New York and California.

The research on hospitals is pretty clear: fewer hospitals in a region means higher premiums.

But on a different metric, results varied state to state: the concentration of insurance plans available in a region didn’t have the same impact on insurance prices.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the states that refuse to expand Medicaid under Obamacare could see hospitals close. Malloy spoke on Tuesday at a liberal think tank in Washington D.C. Twenty six states hadn't expanded Medicaid as of the end of March.