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Lawmakers Introduce Draft Bill That Would Be First To Regulate Diagnostic Tests

KHN Morning Briefing

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.

Negotiator-In-Chief Eyes Subsidies As Bargaining Chip To Get Democrats To The Table

KHN Morning Briefing

The abrupt disappearance of the so-called insurer bailouts could trigger a collapse of the health law’s marketplace. “Obamacare is dead next month if it doesn’t get that money,” President Donald Trump said. “What I think should happen and will happen is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating.”

N.C. Medicaid Expansion Bill Seeks To Lend A Hand To ‘Working Adults’

KHN Morning Briefing

The plan, advanced by four Republicans, faces a tough road in the legislature. Also in Medicaid news, troopers arrest protesters in the Tennessee governor’s office, Connecticut offers long-acting contraceptive options to enrollees after they give birth and enrollees in Oklahoma raise concerns about cutbacks.

On Recess, Republicans Face Antagonistic Home Crowds Over Health Bill

KHN Morning Briefing

Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who gained a measure of infamy after shouting “you lie” at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009, got the same treatment when he answered questions about health care. Other lawmakers were subjected to criticism, too.

Mass. House Weighs A Budget Without Governor’s Proposal To Help Fund Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

As the number of workers moving onto the Medicaid rolls grows, Gov. Charlie Baker says he would like to have an assessment on employers who don’t offer health benefits to employees. Also, proposed cuts in Medicaid payments to health providers in Oklahoma could affect services available to enrollees, and some Republican leaders in North Carolina discount the chances of a Medicaid expansion proposal getting through the legislature.