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Majority Of Americans Extremely Worried That Repeal Will Cost Many Health Coverage

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A new poll shows that, though Americans are still divided over what the future of the health law should be, the majority of them are concerned about how the Republicans’ plans for repeal will affect coverage. Meanwhile other outlets offer a look at what repeal could mean across the country and in different industries.

GOP Lawmakers Expect Retreat With Trump Will Provide Clearer Picture On Health Law

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House and Senate Republicans head to Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with the president. Although they caution that no one should be waiting for a comprehensive bill to come from the conference, they hope to get a better sense of where the administration stands. Meanwhile, House committees are starting to schedule hearings on repeal and replace, an outside group launches a $2.6 million ad campaign against the health law, and The New York Times offers a closer look at Republican senators’ plans to let states keep the parts of the Affordable Care Act that they like.

A Lesson From Kentucky: It May Be Hard To Get Rid Of Obamacare, But You Can Rebrand It

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Gov. Matt Bevin swept into office on promises that he would kill Obamacare in Kentucky. But one in three residents were on Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act. So he simply tweaked it instead. Meanwhile, CNN goes to the county that leads the nation in health law enrollees, and finds a population that wants it gone without a trace.

Individual Mandate May Be On Chopping Block, Trump Aide Hints

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Kellyanne Conway says the president may stop enforcing the individual mandate, but estimates show that getting rid of it could cause premiums to spike 20 percent. Conway also reiterated that people will not go without coverage under the administration’s new plan.

Trump’s Plan To Convert Medicaid Into Block Grants Would Saddle Lawmakers With Tough Decisions

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Kellyanne Conway, an aide to the president, says Donald Trump wants to move toward block grant funding so states have the flexibility to cut waste from their programs. But if Congress decides to take that route, it will have to rule on questions such as what to do about inflation or if drug prices go up and how much each state will receive. Meanwhile, not all Republican governors are happy about possible repeal of the health law.

Decoding The Charged Buzzwords Emerging In Health Law Debate

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Stat offers a glossary of the terms and messaging both sides are using — from “repair and rebuild” to “make America sick again.” In other news, Republicans still don’t appear to have a detailed replacement plan as Donald Trump is about to be sworn into office; nearly 50 percent of Americans say they favor the health law; a health care giant sees hope in “replacement”; and a transparency database may be on the chopping block.

After Capitalizing On Antipathy Against Health Law, E&C Chairman Now Focusing On ‘Repair And Rebuild’

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Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has taken over the Energy and Commerce Committee, a role in which he’ll be required to steer Republicans’ efforts to replace the health law. Meanwhile, incoming Vice President Mike Pence says Donald Trump is getting “very close” to a health care plan, and Republicans look to avoid any YouTube moments that could undermine their messaging for replacement.

A Conundrum For Both Sides Of The Aisle: Covering Sick People Costs A Whole Lot Of Money

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As Republicans navigate their way through crafting a replacement plan for the health law, they are going to run into the same question that plagued the Democrats: how to pay for the sickest Americans. Meanwhile, media outlets cover the other issues Republicans face as they tackle the latter part of repeal and replace.