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House Repeal Plan Would Cut $43B From Medicaid Coverage Of Kids, Analysis Finds

KHN Morning Briefing

“Over time, per capita caps could significantly reduce the amount of funding that goes towards Medicaid coverage for children,” says Dan Mendelson, president of Avalere, the consulting firm that conducted the study. Meanwhile, in the Senate, Republican moderates float ideas in order to retain Medicaid expansion that could have other consequences for states.

Ideas For Tackling Prescription Drug Costs Gain Traction With White House, Lawmakers

KHN Morning Briefing

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that the administration is looking at ways to make drugmakers pay for mandatory rebates on medications bought through Medicare, as done with Medicaid. And Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will hold listening sessions on the issue in the coming weeks.

As 2018 Marketplace Premiums Appear To Be Heading Up, Trump Suggests He Might Cut Subsidies

KHN Morning Briefing

The early indications from insurers suggest that premiums for plans sold on the health law’s marketplaces will rise on average again next year. Meanwhile, in an interview with the Economist, President Donald Trump talks about the cost-sharing subsidies that the federal government pays insurers to help cover expenses of low-income customers, saying “we don’t have to subsidize” Obamacare. “You know if I ever stop wanting to pay the subsidies, which I will,” Trump said. “Anytime I want.”

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Does Not Provide Lasting Relief, Panel Says

KHN Morning Briefing

A group of international health experts says that fewer than 15 percent of patients feel an improvement in pain and function three months after the procedure — which is the world’s most common surgery — and that those effects usually disappear after one year.

Harms Of Thyroid Cancer Screenings Outweigh Benefits, Task Force Says

KHN Morning Briefing

Despite an industry-backed push for more people to be screened for thyroid cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has added the option to its don’t-do-it category. In other public health news: pain relievers and heart risks, statins, syphilis, mental health care for children, and smoking.