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Insurance Fraud Ring Captures Vulnerable Patients Seeking Addiction Treatment

KHN Morning Briefing

Stat and the Boston Globe investigate brokers that send patients with premium insurance benefits to treatment centers for expensive care. In other news on the opioid crisis, Buffalo, N.Y., pilots the nation’s first drug intervention court. And an Ohio sheriff says his officers will never carry the overdose antidote. News on the national epidemic is also reported from Oregon, Virginia, Minnesota, Maryland and Ohio.

Will Republicans Switch From An Obamacare Repeal To An Obamacare Bailout?

KHN Morning Briefing

With the Better Care Reconciliation Act’s prospects appearing dim, are there next steps? In other news on repeal efforts: what Americans want for health care is murky; a look at how the proposed bill would affect you; subsidies to help pay for coverage; the number of uninsured in the U.S. is climbing; and more.

Senator From Deep Red West Virginia Promises To Be Vote That Torpedoes Plan If Need Be

KHN Morning Briefing

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s state of West Virginia relies heavily on Medicaid funding and has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic, both issues which would face threats from the Republican health care bill. Other senators over the past few days have spoken about the proposed bill as well. Media outlets offer a look at where they stand.

Opana ER Maker To Withdraw Controversial Opioid Following Rare FDA Request

KHN Morning Briefing

Pharmaceutical company Endo will voluntarily pull the painkiller, which is about twice as powerful as OxyContin, based on Food and Drug Administration concerns that the drug was too easy to abuse. Other news on the opioid public health crisis comes out of North Carolina, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.