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News outlets examine how changes being considered on Capitol Hill are playing in the states.
“The folks that were able to tear this down would feel like they’re empowered to tear the next big project down,” said Rep. Bill Flores of Texas.
President Donald Trump met with members of the Freedom Caucus to try to persuade them to support the American Health Care Act ahead of an anticipated Thursday vote. He singled out Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) saying, “I’m gonna come after you.” Meadows shrugged off the words as good-natured ribbing.
The Government Accountability Office said it will investigate potential abuses of the orphan drug program, which offers incentives to drugmakers to develop medicines for rare diseases.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the nation.
Outlets report on news from Georgia, Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio.
Also in public health news, the traditionally high U.S. infant death rate is making a promising decline and a new study highlights a connection between global warming and diabetes rates. Media outlets also report on a range of other developments, including ketamine being used to treat severely depressed patients and insurers weighing a simple treatment for artery disease.
The left-leaning Center for American Progress report is the first to look at the job market impact of the American Health Care Act. Meanwhile, vulnerable rural hospitals are increasingly worried about their fate under the Republicans’ plan.
The success of the American Health Care Act could hinge in part on President Donald Trump’s deal-making prowess.
The penalty would affect people buying insurance who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days over a year. A surcharge of 30 percent would be attached to their premiums for a year.
The legislation, passed by the House, would allow nationwide “association health plans.” But consumer advocates have raised serious concerns about such options in the past.
Is Republican Rep. Mark Meadows the man who would kill “Trumpcare”? He enjoys strong support in his gerrymandered western North Carolina district as he leads conservative opposition to the GOP’s plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Lesser-known provisions in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would push some Medicaid enrollees out of coverage and cause financial pain for others.
Editorial pages nationwide take on the politics of the Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare.
Outlets report on news from Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Connecticut.
Experts say the surge in reports could indicate a growing number of harmed patients or more vigilant reporting of adverse events. In other public health news: childbirth, chronic diseases, telehealth and a rare version of strep throat.
“In an internal discussion I used the word ‘prioritized’ and I regret this has caused concerns that Mayo Clinic will not serve patients with government insurance. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Dr. John Noseworthy said.
From the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to Meals on Wheels, news outlets cover the impact that the proposed Trump administration budget cuts would have on a range of health care organizations and initiatives.
Local officials worry about the effects on older residents, people enrolled in Medicaid, hospitals and mental health coverage.
The legislation put forth by the usually budget-conscious party doesn’t do much in terms of overall government savings. In other news on the American Health Care Act: Moody’s Investors Service reports it will squeeze states’ finances; a simple fix no one wants to make; “gig workers” get nervous; Planned Parenthood zeroes in on moderate Republicans; selling insurance across state lines; and more.