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GOP’s Focus On Health Care Could Put Medicare In The Cross Hairs

KHN Morning Briefing

Although President-elect Donald Trump promised during the campaign to not cut Medicare, his transition website and congressional Republicans now signal interest in making changes in the program. Details are not yet clear, but the intent is raising concerns.

Pelosi Says Republicans Will ‘Overplay Their Hands’ If They Try To Cut Medicare

KHN Morning Briefing

The House Democratic leader pledges to fight any GOP efforts to overhaul the health program that serves older Americans. In other news: a look at how Republicans might cut Medicare funding as part of efforts by President-elect Donald Trump’s “trillion-dollar” agenda, and congressional Democrats are lobbying the administration to drop a plan to change how Medicare pays for some prescription drugs.

Safety Net Hospitals Urge Congress To Alter Readmissions Penalties In Lame-Duck Session

KHN Morning Briefing

The hospital group argues that the Medicare formula unfairly dings facilities that primarily serve lower-income patients who are more likely to be readmitted due to factors outside a hospital’s control. In other Capitol Hill news, conservative organizations caution lawmakers against adding the CREATES Act to the 21st Century Cures Act.

Ryan Signals Plans To Alter Medicare As Part Of Efforts To Overhaul Health Law

KHN Morning Briefing

The Republican speaker of the House, who has advocated for an overhaul of Medicare in the past, says health insurance program for the nation’s elderly has “serious problems” that are related to the Affordable Care Act, and he thinks they must be addressed during the GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But his comments earn four Pinocchios from The Washington Post fact checker.

Cigna Reports Profits Fell After Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans

KHN Morning Briefing

Federal officials halted enrollment into the company’s Medicare Advantage plans in January because they alleged there were systemic problems that were keeping seniors from getting services and drugs. The company’s CEO also says he expects that plans on the health law’s marketplace next year will show a loss.