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CBO Numbers A Boon To Replacement Plan’s Critics

KHN Morning Briefing

Democrats say the nonpartisan CBO’s score is evidence that the GOP legislation will provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich while yanking health coverage from the poor.

Trump Picks Bush Alum With Deep Ties To Pharma, Wall Street As FDA Nominee

KHN Morning Briefing

Scott Gottlieb, a physician who left the Food and Drug Administration in 2007, is a consultant to GlaxoSmithKline’s product investment board; a managing director at T.R. Winston & Company merchant bank, which specializes in health care; and a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine.

Hospitals Worried About Being Walloped Financially By Repeal

KHN Morning Briefing

“We are likely looking at situations where hospitals would close down service lines, shorten clinic hours and lay off staff,” said Beth Feldpush, a senior vice president at America’s Essential Hospitals.

HMO Doctors Take Pains To Slash Opioid Prescriptions

KHN Original

A Kaiser Permanente pain management program in Southern California aims to help patients taper off addictive painkillers. Some doctors and patients see it as a godsend; others complain that patients have been cut off medications they need.

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.