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MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW STORM WED. THROUGH WED. NIGHT

Low pressure will quickly develop and move south of the New England coast through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning a fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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NY taking steps to curb rising medical costs

ALBANY -- With medical expenses among the nation's highest, New York has begun cutting Medicaid costs by replacing pay-as-you go services with managed care for prescription drugs. It also is planning to extend that approach to other medical services.
 
The goal is pushing treatment "upstream" into lower-cost primary care and prevention.
 
Nearly half the $53.5 billion Medicaid budget for 5.3 million low-income New Yorkers goes for fewer than 700,000 chronically ill, elderly patients.
 
The Kaiser Foundation says the state's annual health care spending averaged $8,341 per person in 2009, fifth highest among states, following two decades of 5.9 percent annual increases.
 
Experts say chronic illness and end-of-life interventions remain major cost drivers also affecting privately insured New Yorkers, including 1.1 million expected to enroll under a new federal mandate.

   AP-WF-08-28-13 1341GMT

 
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