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States Detail Concerns About How They Will Fare Under GOP Plan

KHN Morning Briefing

California’s insurance commissioner said the approach would be a “devastating blow” to the state’s insurance marketplace and leave millions without coverage, while Ohio hospitals and state lawmakers worry that the measure will harm the stability brought to the health industry as a result of the Medicaid expansion. News outlets from Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Tennessee and Wisconsin also contemplate the proposal’s local impact.

GOP Lawmakers Wrestle With Choice Between Their Replace Goal And What Some View As ‘Obamacare Lite’

KHN Morning Briefing

Within the Republican caucus, the House health plan is drawing concern and even opposition from both conservative and moderate lawmakers. The plan is also highlighting the divide among some GOP governors, especially those in states that chose to pursue the health law’s Medicaid expansion, and congressional leaders. And the measure, in its current form, could face challenges when it reaches the Senate, where Republicans have a slimmer margin of victory.

Surge In Fatal Overdoses Overwhelms West Virginia’s Burial Program

KHN Morning Briefing

In other news on the nation’s opioid epidemic, a New Hampshire hospital sees benefits after telling surgeons to cut back on prescribing painkillers, dentists in New Jersey also curb the use of opioids and an Ohio coroner works to fight the state’s heroin crisis.

Federal Judge Rules For N.H. Hospitals In Dispute Over Medicaid Funding

KHN Morning Briefing

The New Hampshire Hospital Association says its members are due $224 million this year from a Medicaid program that helps cover the cost of uninsured patients. But the state, which funnels the federal funding to the hospitals, has budgeted only $191 million. Also, Pennsylvania has delayed the start of new Medicaid managed care contracts.