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At the opening ceremony last month of the new University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Michael Cain told the hundreds of people in attendance that the event marked a “long-awaited reunion.” It was a comment with deep meaning and historical roots for the school and city. From 1893 to 1953, the medical school operated just steps away fr…

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Many of the biggest issues in health insurance in 2018 took root last year: Skyrocketing prescription drug prices. Big changes in the way we pay for health care. The fate of the Affordable Care Act. Here is a breakdown of stories that are likely to develop throughout 2018: Drug costs: Prescription drug prices continued surging in 2017. Spending by the pharmaceutical …

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A Western New York health collaboration that advocates value-based care has teamed up with the Lyft ride-hailing service to provide free rides to Medicaid patients who use affiliated services. “The major reason our Medicaid patients miss doctors’ appointments is because they cannot find an efficient mode of transport,” said Dr. Raul Vazquez, chief executive officer of t…

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Juliana Keeping, of Oklahoma City, had to pay $1,000 out of pocket – five times – for a drug that prevented her 4-year-old son from catching a severe cold that could have had a catastrophic effect on his cystic fibrosis. Her insurer denied payment for the treatment, citing a 1960s study on handwashing. Tanya Koller, 53, of Schenectady, has battled diabetes for decades a…

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Batavia native Greg Watson wasn't sure what he might like to do after he landed his bachelor's degree in business administration from SUNY Fredonia State and moved back home. His mother is a retired nurse, his father a retired liquor salesman. As he filled out applications for more than 200 jobs back in 2003, he saw a classified ad in The Buffalo News for a hearing inst…