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N.H. Governor Shifts Stand To Embrace Medicaid Expansion

KHN Morning Briefing

“There’s no doubt it’s been helpful,” Gov. Chris Sununu says in an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio. Meanwhile, Georgia’s governor signs a law that will tax hospitals and then draw down more federal funds to operate the state Medicaid program.

2 Studies Suggest ACOs’ Savings And Quality Improvements Increase Over Time

KHN Morning Briefing

The research into accountable care organizations — which link hospitals, doctors and other health providers together to provide more coordinated care and lower spending — is published in JAMA Internal Medicine. One study shows that an ACO program set up by the health law saved Medicare money by reducing post-acute care but not hurting quality of care. The other study looks at Medicaid ACOs in Colorado and Oregon and found that despite different approaches, both programs saved money.

‘We’re Firing With Real Bullets Now’: GOP Faces Similar Obstacles As In 2014, But Stakes Are Higher

KHN Morning Briefing

Health law repeal efforts today look a lot like they did in 2014 during Republicans’ most dedicated effort to devise an alternative, but the process took place under the threat of a presidential veto. Meanwhile, this week conservative Republicans will urge leadership to move on repeal, without waiting for a replacement plan. “Instead of continuing to spin our wheels, we need a starting place,” said Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker, R-N.C.

Republicans May Want To Erase Health Law But First They Have To Save It From Collapsing

KHN Morning Briefing

With all the uncertainty swirling around the future of the health law, Republicans are caught in the position of having to stabilize a marketplace that they never wanted in the first place. Meanwhile, some proposed plans are trying to curb overly generous coverage and are drawing a reaction similar to how the “Cadillac Tax” was received.