New York insurers say Medicare Advantage payment hike not enough; Fact-checking healthcare claims during Houston GOP debate

> Insurers in Western New York say that a proposed bump in Medicare Advantage rates will probably not come close to covering the costs for administering the program, according to Buffalo Business First. Article

> The Washington Post fact checks the Republican presidential candidates' statements in Thursday night's debate in Houston, including claims related to the Affordable Care Act by Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Article

> The startup Oscar Health Insurance Corp. now is valued at $2.7 billion after closing $400 million in financing, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> President Barack Obama touted the progress the government has made on precision medicine during a summit, where officials announced a new round of commitments from the private, public, academic and nonprofit sectors aimed to accelerate future efforts. Article

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> Bundled payments have been touted as a potential savior for keeping soaring healthcare costs in check, but a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation has raised early doubts about some of the initiatives being undertaken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Article

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