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Americans Say Their Number 1 Concern Is Health Care Costs

KHN Morning Briefing

A Monmouth University poll finds that health care costs outrank terrorism or crime as a worry for families. Also, a Harvard health care researcher finds that high deductibles can have a very personal effect.

For Lessons On Dangers Of Relaxing FDA Regulations, Look No Further Than This $94K Cancer Drug

KHN Morning Briefing

In an era where officials speak of deregulating and “streamlining” the Food and Drug Administration, a story of a blockbuster drug demonstrates the possible pitfalls of removing thorough vetting of experimental treatments. Meanwhile, the CEOs who met with the president reveal what happened behind closed doors, a California lawmaker takes aim at drug coupons, spiking insulin prices make diabetes one of the country’s most expensive diseases and more pharmaceutical news.

Hospitals Lost Billions In Funding When ACA Passed — Now They’re Fighting To Get It Back

KHN Morning Briefing

The health law cut two types of hospital funding: charity care money and annual raises in Medicare reimbursement. But as Republicans take aim at dismantling the legislation, hospitals say they’re going to need those cuts repealed too. Meanwhile, insurers don’t want to go back to pre-health law days when they were seen as the bad guys.

Bill Would Aim To Curb High Drug Prices By Triggering Competition Through Generics

KHN Morning Briefing

Big brand-name drug companies would likely support the legislation from Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, since it focuses on marketplace competition rather than government intervention. Meanwhile, a California lawmaker is moving to limit the use of coupons for drugs.