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Opinion writers take a hard look at the GOP’s latest crack at health care, the policies in play and what might be left on the cutting-room floor.
Outlets report on news from Iowa, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Tennessee.
The Texas legislature is also taking on other health-related issues, with hearings being held on postpartum depression and narrowing the definition of “psychologists.” Meanwhile, in Ohio, a Columbus company purchases a financially troubled provider of mental health services.
Also in the news, abortion politics heat up in Virginia as Ed Gillespie’s statements on the issue draw scrutiny as he makes a bid for the governor’s mansion.
With the most expensive medical care and health insurance premiums in the nation, Alaska seeks a novel way to bail out Obamacare.
Opinion writers offer their views on the vote by the Kansas legislature not to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a Medicaid expansion measure, while others examine how Republicans in Congress might move forward on health care.
The funds will be shifted to similar programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Meanwhile, a federal judge comes down against an Indiana ultrasound measure and a look at how Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin would be affected if federal money is cut off from the organization.
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.
Supporters were three votes short of an override despite a flurry of phone calls and appeals from advocates.
Abortion is already heavily restricted in Missouri, but now the state is cutting more funding to organizations that provide abortions, even though it means rejecting millions of dollars from the federal government.
Opinion writers dole out harsh criticism to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for vetoing a measure passed by the state legislature to expand the low-income health insurance program, and examine how other red states are beginning to reconsider their positions against the expansion.
Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Florida, California, Indiana, Colorado, Georgia and Minnesota.
With Republicans in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, Planned Parenthood faces challenging times.
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.
State lawmakers and executives — as well as insurers — ponder options after the Republican health bill falters in Congress.
Several hundred people turned up for a town hall event in Olathe where many pushed Republican members of the legislature who oppose Medicaid expansion to change their positions.
Editorial pages reflect a reconsideration of this aspect of Obamacare just as Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and some Virginia lawmakers hold the line against it.
Media outlets report on news from Georgia, California, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Ohio.
Californians would be required to participate in the public program and insurance companies would be barred from offering coverage for services already included in the the plan. Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed deep skepticism about how the state would fund the program.
Ohio led the nation in opioid overdose deaths in 2014, and deaths have continued to rise with increased use of heroin and fentanyl. Meanwhile, a study pinpoints the demographic that’s seen the sharpest increase in heroin use.