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Unveiled Health Care Bills Show Just How Far Apart Parties Are Despite Ongoing Bipartisan Efforts

KHN Morning Briefing

As the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee races to find bipartisan fixes to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, two groups of senators release controversial health care bills designed to replace the current system in very different ways. It’s unlikely either will pass, but those continued efforts shine a light on how difficult it will be to get lawmakers to agree on a solution.

With Their Budget Slashed, These ACA Navigators Are Starting To Think Outside The Box

KHN Morning Briefing

“I’m talking about going to Friday night football games,” says Sharon Barker, a certified navigator, who thinks small local efforts are going to be needed since they won’t be able to rely on national TV ads. Meanwhile, Democrats are asking President Donald Trump to rethink the decision to cut the funding for the program.

Rural Mental Health Crisis Center Threatened By Glitch In Iowa’s Medicaid Payments

KHN Morning Briefing

State officials say some of the services provided by the center in rural Appanoose County should qualify for Medicaid reimbursement, but they haven’t written rules to make such payments. The center, which opened three years ago, could close next month. Also in Maine, advocates hope that voters can push through a referendum to force the state to accept the health law’s Medicaid expansion.

Despite Serious Safety Issues, Hospital Watchdog Didn’t Change Its Rating Of Facility

KHN Morning Briefing

An investigation by The Wall Street Journal finds that the Joint Commission, which is the accrediting organization for almost 80 percent of U.S. hospitals, typically takes no action to revoke or modify accreditation when state inspectors find serious safety violations. Meanwhile, an expert talks to Politico about hospitals and health care spending.

Many Florida Hospitals Show ‘Tremendous Spirit’ In Face Of Hurricane And Remain Open

KHN Morning Briefing

At least 35 hospitals in the states that are or have been affected by the storm had to be closed or partially evacuated though. Meanwhile, clinicians evaluate the theory that hurricanes induce labor, Georgia faces Irma, and mental health professionals prepare for the strain a natural disaster puts on children.