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After Governors’ Meeting, The Big Question Remains: What To Do With Medicaid?

KHN Morning Briefing

The state leaders gathered for the National Governors Association winter meeting but were stymied over the problem of how to handle Medicaid. They want to make sure a repeal of the health law doesn’t penalize states that took billions of dollars in federal funds to expand the program.

A Not-So-Fun Recess: Hostile Crowds Confront GOP Lawmakers Over Repeal Plans

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“With all due respect, sir, you’re the man that talked about the death panels. We’re going to create one great big death panel in this country,” the vice chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party’s Rural Caucus said at Sen. Chuck Grassley’s town hall meeting. Across the country, lawmakers are facing agitated and concerned voters during their weeklong recess.

Facing Barrage Of Furious Town Hall Questions, GOP Lawmakers Have Few Answers

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“If I could give you an answer today, I would, but I can’t,” Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said in the latest example of Republicans having to dodge questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the myth of death panels makes a return, and one prominent lawmaker says these town hall protests won’t alter the future of repeal.

Republicans Detest The Individual Mandate, But Other Options Aren’t Any More Palatable

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Most health care economists believe lawmakers will be hard-pressed to come up with an effective and politically tolerable alternative to what has become the symbolic heart of the health law. “Carrots are expensive,” says Paul Van de Water, a senior fellow at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “Sticks are unpopular.” Meanwhile, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reiterates that the plan to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act will be completed this year.