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Some States See Opening For Key Medicaid Changes With Trump Administration

KHN Morning Briefing

At least six states have submitted waiver requests to make significant revisions to their Medicaid programs. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania announced it will expand Medicaid coverage for hepatitis C, and Oregon says it is checking to see if some enrollees got benefits without meeting income requirements for the program.

6.3M People With Preexisting Conditions Could Face Higher Premiums Under GOP Health Plan

KHN Morning Briefing

Republicans say the provision would not affect many people because insurers could only charge patients more if their coverage lapsed for 63 consecutive days. It turns out that’s not as rare as it may seem. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refuses to promise he’ll keep the House’s tax cuts in the upper chamber’s bill, the idea of more generous subsidies is in play, and a look at why Maine’s high-risk pool was actually successful while others have failed.

Who’s To Blame For Premium Spikes This Year? Well, There’s Enough To Go Around

KHN Morning Briefing

Insurers are still trying to overcome financial difficulties they’ve had under the Affordable Care Act, but uncertainty on the future of the marketplace due to turmoil in Washington, D.C., hasn’t helped either. Meanwhile, even if President Donald Trump follows through on his threats to stop the “insurer bailouts,” it could actually make plans more affordable.

With Opioid Crisis Continuing To Escalate Cherokee Nation Takes Drug Distributors To Court

KHN Morning Briefing

This first-of-its-kind lawsuit takes on companies such as CVS Health, Walgreens and Wal-Mart and alleges that they did not properly monitor prescription drugs. Meanwhile, New York health officials have issued new warnings for the western part of the state regarding a weekend spike in overdose deaths associated with various drug combinations of fentanyl.