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Investigation: Pharma Raided DEA Ranks, Hiring Architects Of Agency’s Opioid Enforcement Strategy

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A Washington Post investigation looks at the practice of the industry hiring the very people who had designed ways to curb the opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, hundreds of Americans are dying unnecessarily because they can’t get overdose medication and a company that produces kits to test for fentanyl simply re-branded an old product prone to errors to capitalize on law enforcement’s demand.

Paperwork Backlog Prevents Some Los Angeles Residents From Renewing Medicaid Coverage

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An attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County tells the Los Angeles Times that the organization has heard from more than 200 people this year who believe their Medi-Cal coverage was improperly terminated, but the number could be much higher. News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Puerto Rico, Florida and Colorado.

Virginia Governor Backs Down — For Now — On Medicaid Expansion

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has fought repeatedly with the Republican legislature as he tries to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program, does not include the item in his budget this year. Meanwhile, news outlets offer Medicaid developments in New Mexico, Texas and Kansas.

As House Eyes Revamping Medicaid, Some Republicans In Senate Are Cautious

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Politico Pro says that in interviews more than half a dozen key Republicans in the Senate would not commit to an effort to overhaul Medicaid this year. Also, a congressional advisory panel urges an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and, in Arkansas, a legislative task force signs off on plans to cut Medicaid costs.

Lawmakers Find Some GOP Support For Keeping Medicaid Expansion

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Many Republican governors are concerned about abruptly losing millions of dollars in federal funding that came to their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs through the federal health law. Meanwhile, in Georgia, Democrats say they will continue their efforts to expand Medicaid.

In The Midst Of Uncertainty, States Proceed With Obamacare Enrollment Efforts

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell went to Florida to remind residents they are in the final days of the federal marketplace’s sign-up period. Meanwhile, officials in California are also focusing on getting this message out while other states, including Virginia and Kentucky, are tracking changes in their population’s rates of insurance coverage.

Congressional Republicans Mull Repeal And Replace Timetables And Strategies

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Procedural hurdles could cause delays in meeting the Inauguration Day target date for having a repeal measure on the new president’s desk. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers are beginning to consider different aspects of how to advance the replacement plan as well as other policy proposals regarding Medicaid and Medicare.