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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ No Vacation For Insurers

KHN Original

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the state of the individual health insurance markets in the wake of the failure (for now) of Congress’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

McConnell, Trump Bicker Over Who’s To Blame For Health Care Failure

KHN Morning Briefing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says President Donald Trump’s “early timelines” and “excessive expectations” are hindering Congress’ ability to get anything done, while the president fired back that lawmakers have had seven years to work on it.

Bipartisan Coalition Of Experts Proposes Blueprint To Shore Up Fragile Marketplaces

KHN Morning Briefing

The group, composed of prominent advisers to former Republican and Democratic presidents, began holding monthly meetings in January to search for points of agreement. Meanwhile, a study finds that the uncertainty from the Trump administration has triggered premium hikes and community organizations that help people enroll in health care through the Affordable Care Act are on edge about their funding.

Sen. Carper Launched Crusade Against GOP Health Plan By Focusing On Governors

KHN Morning Briefing

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) wanted to make sure they got the message: The legislation will hurt your states. Put your opposition in writing so the Senate can pause. Meanwhile, lawmakers have headed home to face their constituents and their town halls are just as raucous as they have been the rest of the year.

For Insurance Commissioners On Front Lines, Subsidies Aren’t Just A Part Of A Political Game

KHN Morning Briefing

In Washington, the subsidies for insurers have become a hot topic in the health care debates, but state insurance commissioners are more concerned about what they’ll actually have to do if they’re cut off. Without the federal subsidies, insurers would need to get the money — estimated at $7 billion to $10 billion next year — from another source. Meanwhile, in other marketplace news, Anthem is pulling out of Nevada’s exchanges and paring back its offerings in Georgia, and Molina is closing a clinic in Michigan.