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Pence Says GOP Will Repeal Health Law ‘Lock, Stock And Barrel’

KHN Morning Briefing

In addition, the vice president-elect said Republicans plan to push legislation to move Medicaid funding to block grants for states to give them more flexibility. Also on Capitol Hill, Democrats are gearing up for a fight on GOP plans to overhaul Medicare, a fact checker questions some Democratic lawmakers’ claims about a veterans group, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks funding for a coal miners’ health program and negotiations break down on a child nutrition standards bill.

Ryan’s Plans For Medicare Could Hit Obstacles In Trump White House

KHN Morning Briefing

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been making the case that changes to Medicare are urgent, but President-elect Donald Trump has said repeatedly he wants to protect the program, not overhaul it. Also, a dispute in Minnesota could keep some Medicare beneficiaries from the Fairview Health Services.

Democrats Vow To Wage War Against Price Nomination

KHN Morning Briefing

But they won’t be able to block Donald Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services secretary alone — they would need some Republicans to join them. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer thinks that’s within the realm of possibility.

Tom Price, Vocal And Dogged Opponent Of Health Law, Picked To Lead HHS

KHN Morning Briefing

Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, has introduced bills offering a detailed, comprehensive replacement plan in every Congress since 2009. Donald Trump also names consultant Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.