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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.

Group Launches Million Dollar Ad Campaign To Push GOP Health Care Agenda

KHN Morning Briefing

The ads are light on details, but they promise that Republicans will offer more affordable health care by “eliminating senseless regulations.” In other health law news, musicians rally to defend the legislation; the Chamber of Commerce talks about what it would like to see with repeal and replace; dismantling the law will affect those dealing with an addiction or mental illness, a report finds; New York passes a measure to ensure women still have access to free birth control; and more.

Republicans Set Stage For Repeal Despite Democrats’ Vocal Disapproval

KHN Morning Briefing

In an unusual move, Senate Democrats spoke out against repeal while casting their votes. But the budget resolution, laying the groundwork for gutting the health law, passed mostly along party lines. The House is expected to vote on the measure on Friday.

Sen. Sherrod Brown Offers Bill To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Drug Prices

KHN Morning Briefing

The strategy, he says, would help lower prescription costs for the government and seniors. Also, Florida lawmakers are weighing a bill that would bar insurance companies from increasing a customer’s prescription costs or changing the list of covered drugs during the contract year.

For One Pa. Couple, Voting For Trump Meant Relief From ‘Insane’ Insurance Costs

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The Schultzes made too much money for subsidies to help them, but not enough to be able to afford the high cost of health insurance when premiums spiked this year. In other health law news, lobbyists scramble to take advantage of the new landscape as repeal looms, rural hospitals prepare to be hit hard if there’s no replacement in sight, and Tim Kaine wants to rebrand Obamacare.

Linking Doctors’ Pay To Quality Measures May Improve Health Care For Low-Income Patients

KHN Morning Briefing

A study in Health Affairs finds that one insurer’s decision to link doctors’ reimbursements to measures of quality showed improved care for all patients but the gains were greater for poorer patients. Another study looks at how small doctor practices and small insurers are being squeezed by their larger competitors.

The Worst That Could Happen: Industry Braces For Repeal’s Possibly ‘Devastating’ Consequences

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It’s “going to be like that slow-moving tsunami that we know is coming, and we can watch it and try to prepare for it — but in the aftermath of the tsunami, there’s devastating loss that we never could have planned for,” said Heidi Gartland, vice president for community affairs and government relations at Cleveland-based University Hospitals Health System.