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Many Alaskans Find Health Law Is Like Trying To Fit A Square Peg Into A Round Hole

KHN Morning Briefing

Due to its sheer size, sparse population and harsh environment, Alaska faces unique circumstances that aren’t really accommodated by the health law. In other news on the Affordable Care Act, new data details the rise in people covered, a CEO of a major hospital system in Chicago talks about the changes he has seen, NPR looks at pre-existing conditions and more stories.

Lawmakers In Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa Consider Bills Affecting Children’s Health Issues

KHN Morning Briefing

Ohio Republicans dismiss Gov. John Kasich’s call to raise the income requirements for families in a state program for medically fragile children, while legislators in Nebraska come in for criticism on plans to cut some state contracts with agencies helping foster families, and Iowa lawmakers weigh changes in the income tax forms that children’s advocates say could lead to more uninsured kids. Other legislative news from Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Florida and Maryland.

Administration’s Global Health Cuts Could Lead To ‘Catastrophic Loss Of Life’

KHN Morning Briefing

The White House proposes reducing funding to major programs including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, help for aid organizations that provide family planning and other health services and contributions to the United Nations Population Fund. Meanwhile, experts are “very concerned” that the Trump administration is not prepared to deal with a pandemic outbreak, and an idea that all research should serve a national purpose sparks debate.