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Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Rule Limiting Groups Paying Premiums For Dialysis Patients

KHN Morning Briefing

The judge blocked the rule for two weeks. The rule would require dialysis providers to disclose to insurers any charitable assistance their patients are receiving to help pay for their coverage. Federal officials have raised concerns that such assistance may push patients away from Medicare or Medicaid coverage to private insurers, who end up paying more for the treatments.

Sen. Sherrod Brown Offers Bill To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Drug Prices

KHN Morning Briefing

The strategy, he says, would help lower prescription costs for the government and seniors. Also, Florida lawmakers are weighing a bill that would bar insurance companies from increasing a customer’s prescription costs or changing the list of covered drugs during the contract year.

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.

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.