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HHS Nominee Price Tends To Go To Bat For Physicians Just As Much As Patients

KHN Morning Briefing

Although Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., says the driving force behind his decisions is patients, his record shows that he supports legislation that benefits doctors at least as often as he fights for those receiving the care. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s transition team defends Price amidst controversy over his stocks.

IRS Sends Letters To Some Taxpayers Reminding Them About Penalties For Being Uninsured

KHN Morning Briefing

Letters from the Internal Revenue Service will be sent to an estimated 7.5 million people who either claimed an exemption from the law’s requirement that most Americans carry health insurance or who paid a penalty for being uninsured during the 2015 tax year. In other health law news, officials in Minnesota are seeking a plan to help marketplace customers there and a Florida insurer has a bumpy start to the year.

Timeline: The Orphan Drug Act

KHN Original

Follow the twists and turns of the orphan drug industry over the past three decades.

Interactive: How Orphan Drugs Win The ‘Monopoly’ Game

KHN Original

Check out all the drugs the FDA has approved to treat rare diseases. You can search by brand name, or by disease, and see familiar names that were first sold on the mass market or all the drugs that won FDA approval to treat more than one rare disease.

Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Rule Limiting Groups Paying Premiums For Dialysis Patients

KHN Morning Briefing

The judge blocked the rule for two weeks. The rule would require dialysis providers to disclose to insurers any charitable assistance their patients are receiving to help pay for their coverage. Federal officials have raised concerns that such assistance may push patients away from Medicare or Medicaid coverage to private insurers, who end up paying more for the treatments.

Richest Americans Could See Millions In Tax Cuts If Health Law Is Repealed

KHN Morning Briefing

Meanwhile, the move would raise taxes on about 7 million low-and-moderate income families. In other news, as the health care landscape is turned on its head, Nashville is at a crossroads on where to go next; states move to protect free contraception; religious leaders speak out against repeal; Washington state may offer a blueprint for congressional Republicans to follow; and more.

A Conundrum For Both Sides Of The Aisle: Covering Sick People Costs A Whole Lot Of Money

KHN Morning Briefing

As Republicans navigate their way through crafting a replacement plan for the health law, they are going to run into the same question that plagued the Democrats: how to pay for the sickest Americans. Meanwhile, media outlets cover the other issues Republicans face as they tackle the latter part of repeal and replace.