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U.S. Hospitals Routinely Toss Out Valuable Medical Supplies

KHN Morning Briefing

In its investigation of why health care costs are so high, ProPublica reports on the perfectly good stuff hospitals and medical personnel throw away. In other marketplace news, Stat writes about how changes to the work visa program could impact the medical industry while KHN looks into insurers steering beneficiaries to “preferred” pharmacies.

Rhetoric Heats Up In Congressional Battle Over Planned Parenthood Funds

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The Washington Post fact checks Sen. Chuck Schumer’s claim regarding the number of women who get mammograms through the women’s reproductive health group, while Planned Parenthood officials push back on Republicans’ efforts to defund the organization. In other news from Capitol Hill, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduces a bill aimed at surprise bills after a colonoscopy.

What About The CBO?

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House GOP leaders chose to move ahead with consideration of the American Health Care Act in two key committees — Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce — without an official, independent estimate by the Congressional Budget Office of the measure’s cost and coverage. This move has raised the ire of many of the bill’s opponents, including House conservatives, who want to know more about its cost implications.