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State Legislatures Prepare To Take On Health Policy Questions

KHN Morning Briefing

News outlets detail how governors and legislatures in Minnesota and California will face uncertainty both in their home states and under the incoming Trump administration as they prepare to tackle a range of health care issues.

Likely On Way Out, FDA Chief Defends Drug Effectiveness

KHN Morning Briefing

Elsewhere, fewer drugs were approved this year, critics worry the 21st Century Cures Act could make patients more vulnerable and insurers change how they pay for insulin after higher prices.

Obamacare’s Reach Could Make Dismantling A Difficult Task

KHN Morning Briefing

Even as congressional Republicans set to work on making good on their promise to repeal and replace the health law, the past eight years of Obamacare have meant that it has touched much of the nation’s health system and the efforts to undo it will raise a variety of issues, including those about the insurance marketplace.

Getting Down To Business — The Plans To Repeal And Replace The Health Law

KHN Morning Briefing

Dismantling Obamacare is job one for the new GOP-controlled Congress and the incoming Trump administration, but lawmakers are wrestling with various strategies to achieve this goal without disrupting the individual insurance market or upending some of the measure’s popular provisions.

Hospitals To Bear Financial Brunt Of Obamacare Alternative Policy Experiments

KHN Morning Briefing

USA Today reports on the impact rural hospitals have already experienced in states that did not expand Medicaid, and on the expected challenges facilities will face nationwide with future health care changes. The Connecticut Mirror looks at how those anticipated change could also affect the uninsured.

Pelosi Marshals Dems Into National Day Of Action To Defend Health Law

KHN Morning Briefing

The House Democratic leader wants lawmakers to “continue the drumbeat” back in their districts about how much the health law benefits their constituents. Meanwhile, Donald Trump doesn’t need Congress to be able to end the subsidies paid to insurers under the health law — and it could throw the market into chaos if he chooses to take that route.