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Price Sworn In As HHS Secretary After Contentious Nomination Process

KHN Morning Briefing

While Republicans praised new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as having a “thorough understanding of health care policy and the damage that Obamacare has caused,” others continued to speak out against him. “This guy is a wrecking ball,” Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said. “He is not a secretary. He is going into this agency to destroy it.”

As House Republicans Step Up Efforts To Revamp Medicaid, GOP Senators Meet About Concerns

KHN Morning Briefing

House committees weigh measures that would restructure Medicaid eligibility and would transform the program into a block grant system that would give states more control and perhaps less funding. But some Republican senators from states that have expanded Medicaid under the health law held a meeting this week to discuss their views about possible changes. News reports also look at Medicaid developments in Kansas and Missouri.

Democrats Using Report Of Devastating Job Losses From ‘Repeal’ To Put Heat On GOP

KHN Morning Briefing

The report, which did not take into account any replacement efforts, found California would have the highest number of job losses at 334,000, followed by Florida at 181,000, Texas at 175,000, then Pennsylvania with 137,000. In other news, some doctors organizations are staying quiet on repeal plans for now, and insurers are struggling with the uncertainty surrounding their industry at the moment.

Republicans Have Plenty Of Ideas For Replacing Health Law — But None They Can Agree On

KHN Morning Briefing

As time goes on, instead of there being a groundswell of support for a single bill, alternatives are mushrooming. In other news, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus says he may be willing to continue in 2018 the “insurer bailout” payments and cost-sharing reduction payments for consumers that Republicans have been trying to kill.