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Oregon Lawmakers Seeking Budget Cuts Weigh Proposal To End Medicaid Expansion

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The state is facing a $1.6 billion deficit and dropping the Medicaid expansion could save $256 million over two years. The hospital industry is fighting the proposal and the governor has called it “unacceptable.” News outlets also report on other Medicaid news in Alabama, Mississippi and Michigan.

Financially Troubled Kansas Hospital Faces Closure And Cites Lack Of Medicaid Expansion

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St. Francis Hospital in Topeka is not far from the state capitol where the Republican governor has been a staunch opponent of Medicaid expansion. The owners say they will keep it open for a couple of months, but it’s not clear if another company will come in to take over the beleaguered facility. In other news, a look at how the Trump administration might change Medicaid rules and federal officials announce they will evaluate Montana’s program.

Trump Continues To Ring Optimistic Bell Over Republican Health Care Plans

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President Donald Trump called on supporters at an event in Wisconsin to urge their representatives to support the GOP’s efforts. Meanwhile, over in Iowa, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley fields single-payer questions during a town hall, and a pro-Trump group targets a Colorado lawmaker with TV ads in his district.

What Trump’s Market Stabilization Rule Means For Consumers

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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.

Many Alaskans Find Health Law Is Like Trying To Fit A Square Peg Into A Round Hole

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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.