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GOP’s Politically Volatile Move To Cut Medicaid Spending Would Impact Consumers, States

KHN Morning Briefing

The Associated Press and New York Times offer analyses of how the fundamental changes in the Medicaid program being considered by Congress could impact average Americans. The Wall Street Journal also delves into a new controversy about the disparity in Medicaid funding for hospitals in the Senate plan. Kaiser Health News takes note of the large number of seniors that use Medicaid to help pay for their long-term care services. And other outlets explore state-specific concerns.

Parsing The Key Issues: Who Wins And Loses; Impact On The Opioid Crisis

KHN Morning Briefing

Opinion writers focus on certain hot-button issues that are brought to the fore by the Senate Republicans’ health proposal, especially those related to cost and coverage. In the background, there’s also discussion of the current insurance marketplace and how it needs to be fixed.

Tough Talk On GOP Plans For Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

After the release of the Senate Republican health plan, opinion writers look at what would become of people who benefited from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and the proposals to change the program.