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Obama Urges Fixes To Signature Legislation: It Isn’t Perfect — But ‘No Law Is’

KHN Morning Briefing

The president spoke of the law’s successes while also urging lawmakers and governors to make the changes necessary to make it better. “When one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone and it had a few bugs, what do they do? They fix it,” he said. “You don’t say, well, we’re repealing smartphones.”

Obama Administration Launches Full-On Courtship As Open Enrollment Nears

KHN Morning Briefing

It will use social media, TV ads, email and direct mail to reach more uninsured Americans. But the media blitz will run up against Republicans’ campaigns touting the opposite message. Meanwhile, a study projects that enrollment will either plateau or drop off this year.

Politicians Continue To Point Fingers As Momentum Fades On Uninsured

KHN Morning Briefing

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, considered a bellwether, shows that the uninsured rate among adults dropped by only about 1 percentage point from 2015 through this July. Meanwhile, Blue Cross Blue Shield asks Congress to preserve a fund some have called a “bailout” for the insurance companies.

Kentucky’s Medicaid Overhaul Plan Proposes Work Requirements And Premiums

KHN Morning Briefing

Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration submitted the waiver request to the federal Department of Health and Human Services for review and approval. The Obama administration has previously balked at similar provisions in another request that would require recipients to work or volunteer 20 hours a week.

Some Democratic Senators Not Swayed By Calls For Public Option From Obama And Clinton

KHN Morning Briefing

Senators from some conservative states say they aren’t sure that the proposal to add a government-run insurance plan is a good way to strengthen the health law. In other news, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) says he expects all the remaining insurance co-ops to fail, and outlets in Iowa and Texas look at local coverage issues.