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Advocates Rally In Richmond To Press Lawmakers To Expand Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

After the failure of the Republican replacement health bill in Congress, Democrats in Virginia are seeking to get a reluctant legislature to agree to expand Medicaid. News outlets report on expansion news from Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota.

DEA’s Failed Attempt To Hold Drugmaker Accountable For Opioid Crisis Shows Just How Difficult It Is

KHN Morning Briefing

In 2011, the agency targeted Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for its opioid distribution practices. But six years later, after four investigations that spanned five states, the government has taken no legal action against the company. Meanwhile, the White House drug czar details information about fentanyl to lawmakers, and states mull mandatory opioid education classes in public schools.