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Gov. LePage Accuses Maine Senators Of Being ‘Out Of Touch’ After Voting Against GOP Health Bill

KHN Morning Briefing

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage wrote an op-ed chastising Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King for their vote. But the senators defend themselves, saying they met with thousands of people to discuss improving the health care system, and concluded that the GOP proposals would’ve eliminated insurance for millions, raised premiums, hurt rural hospitals and shifted costs to states. Other lawmakers also face tough questions at home about the health care legislation.

Mass. Gov. Shelves Plan To Revamp Medicaid, Accepts New Taxes To Fund Health Care

KHN Morning Briefing

Gov. Charlie Baker says he will sign a bill that will raise $200 million through new fees on businesses to help pay for health care for the poor, even though the bill does not include his plan to move 140,000 people from Medicaid into private plans. Also, officials in Georgia are weighing their options for changes to that state’s Medicaid program.

Drug Puts A $750,000 ‘Price Tag On Life’

KHN Original

The high cost of Spinraza, a new and promising treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, highlights how the cost-benefit analysis insurers use to make drug coverage decisions plays out in human terms.

Nearly Two-Thirds Of Americans Want To Keep Or Modify Obamacare

KHN Morning Briefing

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also finds that voters want Congress to turn to other issues. Still, the results fall largely along party lines with just three out of 10 Republicans saying they wanted to keep or modify the law. Meanwhile, the most recent failure of Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act relieved some Americans.

Perspectives: Repeal, Replace And Monday-Morning Quarterbacking

KHN Morning Briefing

Opinion writers offer their analysis on what happened last week to the Senate Republican’s repeal-and-replace effort — examining some of the key strategy moves that went awry and highlighting some lessons that could be learned from the process.

McCain’s Maverick Moment Caps Off Hill’s Dramatic Health Care Battle

KHN Morning Briefing

When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) swooped back into town after being diagnosed with brain cancer, he was hailed as “an American hero” by the president. With a simple thumbs down vote in the early hours of Friday morning, though, he went against his party and helped kill Republicans’ chance to fulfill seven years of promises. Media outlets look at what went down on Capitol Hill.