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For Some Republican Leaders, Repealing Without Replacing Is Cause For Caution

KHN Morning Briefing

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, have doubts about the current strategy of repealing the health law quickly without a clear plan to move forward with a replacement. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican whose state pursued the measure’s Medicaid expansion, also warned against this tactic.

New N.C. Governor Seeks To Expand Medicaid Without Legislative Approval

KHN Morning Briefing

The state legislature passed a law in 2013 prohibiting this sort of executive action, but Gov. Roy Cooper says it “infringes” on a governor’s right to negotiate Medicaid issues with the federal government. Also in Medicaid news from other states, a study identifies expansion benefits in Michigan, New York’s governor releases data about the effects there and Arkansas’s governor asks the incoming Trump administration to soften the expansion rules.

Obamacare Repeal Has Hefty Price Tag — $350 Billion Over Ten Years, Study Finds

KHN Morning Briefing

The analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated the repeal would lead to savings of $1.55 trillion resulting from reduced spending on providing coverage, but that would be negated by cancelling $800 billion in tax increases and $1.1 trillion in Medicare and other cuts.

Pence Rallies GOP Lawmakers Toward Repeal; But Disagreements Over Strategy Still Emerge

KHN Morning Briefing

Republicans are moving toward their long-desired repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Vice President-elect Mike Pence holds meetings on Capitol Hill as the rank and file begin to focus on some of the realities of taking apart the law that has touched the nation’s $3 trillion health sector and covers millions of Americans.

State Legislatures Prepare To Take On Health Policy Questions

KHN Morning Briefing

News outlets detail how governors and legislatures in Minnesota and California will face uncertainty both in their home states and under the incoming Trump administration as they prepare to tackle a range of health care issues.

The Republican Agenda: It’s A New Congress And The GOP Lays Claim To A Mandate

KHN Morning Briefing

With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and the presidency, the policies advanced by the Obama administration will be on the chopping block. Chief among them will be President Barack Obama’s signature health law as well as possible changes to other federal health programs.

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

KHN Morning Briefing

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.