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KanCare Expansion Headed To Full State Senate Vote

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Even as uncertainty swirls in Washington, D.C., supporters of the Medicaid expansion say, “we have to move forward as a state.” Media outlets also report on news out of Minnesota, New Hampshire and California.

Clearing The House Is Just The First Step; GOP Plan Faces Significant Hurdles In The Senate

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In the upper chamber, Republicans only claim a 52-48 majority, and many senators have already expressed their dismay at parts of the House’s American Health Care Act. Democrats see opportunities to snag parts of the GOP plan. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who argues that the measure does not go far enough to repeal Obamacare, is among those who has raised constitutional issues.

House GOP Health Plan Vote Nears Amidst Uncertainty

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It will be a long day for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as they push to gather the needed support to ensure passage of the American Health Care Act, a measure that is key to both of their futures.

Obscure Medicaid Funding Provision In GOP Bill Roils New York Politics

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In an effort to attract more Republican votes for the Obamacare replacement bill, House leaders added a provision that shifts some costs from counties onto the state, and that is raising problems in Albany. Also in the news, the impact of adding a work requirement to Medicaid, managed care insurers’ reactions to the House legislation, fears in some states about losing expansion coverage and the effect of the Hill debate on efforts in Kansas to expand Medicaid.