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Divided And Shunted To The Sidelines, Insurance Industry Loses Voice In Health Care Debate

KHN Morning Briefing

Some insurers have decided a low-key role is best, but others are frustrated that their concerns aren’t being heard. In other news, outlets look at what consumers could expect to pay under the Republicans’ health care plan, the effect it would have on jobs and the amount of support the legislation has in Missouri and Kansas.

Lawmakers That Trump Pushed Into Signing ‘Mean’ Bill Peeved At The President’s Candid Comments

KHN Morning Briefing

Although President Donald Trump personally helped champion the legislation through the House and called it a “great plan” when it passed, he is now saying it’s “mean” and that the Senate should be more “generous” in its version. The about-face has left lawmakers scratching their heads. Meanwhile, in the upper chamber, each senator is fighting for their own state’s best interest, but not everyone is going to win, and Democrats hit pause on the health fight after Wednesday’s shooting.

Although Known For His Firebrand Tactics, Cruz Now Embracing Role Of Diplomat In Health Talks

KHN Morning Briefing

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is emerging as an unlikely voice in helping to get his conservative colleagues to a “yes” on health care legislation. In other news on the American Health Care Act, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) predicts the president will have a health bill on his desk by August, while Senate Democrats demand a hearing on any potential legislation before a vote.

What’s Going On With The Health Law’s Marketplaces?

KHN Morning Briefing

Bloomberg gives a quick rundown of what’s happening with the exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, two insurers are jumping back into the marketplace in Arizona.

Kasich, A GOP Moderate Who Has Criticized Hill Efforts On Health Overhaul, Offers Olive Branch

KHN Morning Briefing

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he could accept the phaseout of the health law’s Medicaid expansion if Republicans writing the bill add more money for states and make the pull back more gradual. In other Medicaid news, a look at how states are remolding the program for low-income residents, concerns among nonprofit insurers about proposed changes to the law, and developments in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio.