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The state must seek federal approval for the changes. Meanwhile, in Kansas, several hospitals are in financial crisis, and their supporters blame the governor’s refusal to accept Medicaid expansion.
The ads are running during the congressional recess in 12 House districts held by Republicans, some of whom supported the Obamacare repeal bill, others who opposed it and a few who didn’t take a clear stance.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a 29 percent approval rating following the collapse of his health plan. Meanwhile, other lawmakers are still taking heat at home during their recess town halls.
Rep. Brian Mast, a first-term Republican congressman, defends his party’s push to repeal Obamacare in a meeting with constituents but concedes its health care plan needs more work.
Opinion writers look at the simmering questions about what Republicans should do about health care.
As the state’s expansion model gains national attention, Politico investigates how both sides turned out to be wrong with their predictions. Outlets report on Medicaid news out of Ohio, Kansas and Missouri as well.
Democrats, however, say limiting patients’ ability to litigate removes rights from those harmed by horrific medical mistakes.
The Associated Press looks at how people buying off the exchanges will be affected by the administration’s steps to stabilize the marketplace. Meanwhile, the insurance industry is worried the moves will reduce enrollment and therefore sales.
Due to its sheer size, sparse population and harsh environment, Alaska faces unique circumstances that aren’t really accommodated by the health law. In other news on the Affordable Care Act, new data details the rise in people covered, a CEO of a major hospital system in Chicago talks about the changes he has seen, NPR looks at pre-existing conditions and more stories.
Lawmakers on recess take heat from their constituents for the Republicans’ botched attempts to pass a health care bill.
People who don’t have insurance coverage or get federal assistance to pay their insurance premiums need to take a little extra care when completing their tax forms.
A University of Southern California professor says conservatives and liberals should split the difference: Scrap the exchanges and expand Medicaid.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
The Republicans’ bill may live in purgatory, even as the president renews his efforts to get something passed.
The fight could lead to a government shutdown if neither side blinks.
President Donald Trump’s focus on health care has the potential of leading to a second embarrassing defeat that would raise more questions about the new administration’s ability to shepherd complicated legislation through Congress.
The rule introduces several targeted changes aimed at curbing some of the losses insurers have faced in the law’s exchanges.
A collection of opinions from around the country.
For years the Food and Drug Administration has been raising questions about the accuracy of tests for diagnosing serious illnesses. In other news from Capitol Hill, senators tackle the needs of rural doctors. And Tennessee’s senators look ahead to the potential lack of insurance exchange options for their state’s residents in 2018.
While a majority of Louisiana residents support the expansion of the federal-state health care program for low-income people, more than half have an unfavorable opinion of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. News outlets also report on Medicaid news from North Carolina and Florida.