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Kansas Lawmakers Begin Efforts To Reverse Brownback’s Cuts To Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

The governor last summer reduced funding for KanCare by $56 million. Also, some Iowa residents with disabilities say the new Medicaid managed care plans are cutting the amount of assistance they get, and an effort by Texas to change Medicaid payment rules helps lower the number of early elective births.

More Fallout From CBO’s Estimates…

KHN Morning Briefing

Opinion writers offer their analysis of the impact that the Congressional Budget Office’s calculations regarding the American Health Care Act are having on the GOP repeal-and-replace effort.

Price Says At Town Hall Meeting That Giving States More Medicaid Flexibility Will Overcome Funding Cuts

KHN Morning Briefing

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is sharply questioned during a televised meeting about Republican plans to cut Medicaid funding. Also in the news are reports about a recent letter Price and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Director Seema Verma sent states about their flexibility on Medicaid procedures, doctor reimbursement issues in Georgia and a long-running controversy in Iowa.

Outlooks And Assessments: Criticism Of The House GOP Health Plan Heats Up

KHN Morning Briefing

In the aftermath of Congressional Budget Office estimates regarding the number of Americans who would lose health coverage under the American Health Care Act, editorial pages move deeper into the discussion with some scalding critiques of the plan and some defenses of how it could help reduce the nation’s deficit.

Experts Fear That GOP Health Plan Could Harm Addiction Services Now Covered By Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

In other news on the substance abuse crisis, two federal advisory panels take steps that could lead to a ban on Opana, a reformulated opioid billed as crush resistant, making it harder to snort. But instead people are injecting the drug, leading to fatal overdoses and the spread of HIV. And, The New York Times reports that teen drug use is down.