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Price Dodges When Asked If GOP’s Health Plan Is ‘Mean’

KHN Morning Briefing

“It’s not a yes or no answer,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says. Meanwhile, Republicans on Capitol Hill downplay the reports that the president called the House-passed bill just that.

Lawmakers That Trump Pushed Into Signing ‘Mean’ Bill Peeved At The President’s Candid Comments

KHN Morning Briefing

Although President Donald Trump personally helped champion the legislation through the House and called it a “great plan” when it passed, he is now saying it’s “mean” and that the Senate should be more “generous” in its version. The about-face has left lawmakers scratching their heads. Meanwhile, in the upper chamber, each senator is fighting for their own state’s best interest, but not everyone is going to win, and Democrats hit pause on the health fight after Wednesday’s shooting.

Nevada Poised To Become First In Nation To Allow All Residents To Buy Into Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

The premiums would most likely be lower for customers because Medicaid reimburses doctors less than most insurance plans and also pays lower prices for prescription drugs. At the same time, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks out against federal lawmakers’ idea to phase out the federal expansion.

Kasich, A GOP Moderate Who Has Criticized Hill Efforts On Health Overhaul, Offers Olive Branch

KHN Morning Briefing

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he could accept the phaseout of the health law’s Medicaid expansion if Republicans writing the bill add more money for states and make the pull back more gradual. In other Medicaid news, a look at how states are remolding the program for low-income residents, concerns among nonprofit insurers about proposed changes to the law, and developments in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio.

States Weigh Changes To Medicaid As They Struggle ‘To Pay For Their Share’

KHN Morning Briefing

Both states that expanded the health care program for low-income residents and states that didn’t are looking for creative ways to keep costs down. News outlets also report on the American Medical Association meeting and doctors’ views of the Medicaid expansion, a Missouri hospital study and prospects for an extension of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program.