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Advocates In Maine File Petitions To Put Medicaid Expansion Referendum On Ballot

KHN Morning Briefing

An expansion measure has passed the Maine legislature five times but has been vetoed by the governor repeatedly. Also, Georgia lawmakers are considering renewing a fee on hospitals to help cover Medicaid costs, and Bloomberg examines what Medicaid might look like under Republican proposals.

Republicans Promise To Tackle Repeal And Replace By End Of March

KHN Morning Briefing

Congressional Republicans are meeting with the president in Philadelphia to discuss plans to dismantle the health law. They’ve set an aggressive timetable, after admitting they’re going to miss the previous one — Jan. 27 — that they set for themselves.

Repealing, Replacing And What About Medicaid?

KHN Morning Briefing

In opinion pages across the country, editorials analyze the directions in play regarding effort to repeal and replace the health law, and how Medicaid could become a tool in GOP efforts to overhaul the health care system and the safety net.

Mass. Governor’s Plan To Increase Medicaid Funding Raises Concerns For Business

KHN Morning Briefing

Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing that Massachusetts employers who don’t offer adequate insurance pay a penalty that will help fund the state’s share of Medicaid. Also, Maryland plans to sign up ex-offenders for Medicaid, and a dental provider says it won’t treat nursing home residents in Kansas because of payment problems.

Fissures Developing Between White House And Congress On Medicaid Plans

KHN Morning Briefing

Although President Donald Trump agrees with congressional Republicans about giving states much more control of Medicaid, he has also said he wants to continue coverage for the millions who became eligible under the Medicaid expansion sponsored by the federal health law. GOP members of Congress instead want changes to cut spending. News outlets also look at Medicaid changes Iowa put in place and controversies over the Kansas program.

Anti-Abortion Movement’s New Focus: Burial And Cremation Regulations

KHN Morning Briefing

Those who champion the rules say they are about showing respect to human beings, while abortion rights activists say they’re simply imposing more obstacles on women. Meanwhile, the House is planning to squeeze in a vote on federal funding for abortions before Republicans leave for a retreat with the new president.

Trump’s Plan To Convert Medicaid Into Block Grants Would Saddle Lawmakers With Tough Decisions

KHN Morning Briefing

Kellyanne Conway, an aide to the president, says Donald Trump wants to move toward block grant funding so states have the flexibility to cut waste from their programs. But if Congress decides to take that route, it will have to rule on questions such as what to do about inflation or if drug prices go up and how much each state will receive. Meanwhile, not all Republican governors are happy about possible repeal of the health law.

Medicaid Sets Managed Care Rule Blocking Billions In Funding For Safety Net Providers

KHN Morning Briefing

The payments are made to Medicaid managed care plans, which pass them on to doctors, hospitals and clinics that treat a disproportionate share of Medicaid or uninsured patients with complex or costly cases. Federal officials have said the payments are not actuarially sound. Also, Tennessee and North Carolina officials consider future Medicaid policies.

With No Presidential Veto Protection, Planned Parenthood Braces For The Worst

KHN Morning Briefing

Congress has long tried to defund the organization, and with control over both chambers and the White House, they might succeed. Meanwhile, The Washington Post fact checks Speaker Paul Ryan’s claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic there are 20 other centers to offer care for women, and hundreds rally in California to oppose threats to the organization.