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Nevada Poised To Become First In Nation To Allow All Residents To Buy Into Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

The premiums would most likely be lower for customers because Medicaid reimburses doctors less than most insurance plans and also pays lower prices for prescription drugs. At the same time, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks out against federal lawmakers’ idea to phase out the federal expansion.

After Talks, Some Republicans Remain Glum

KHN Morning Briefing

Republicans met on Tuesday to discuss plans to push forward with repeal and replace, but deep party divides over issues such as Medicaid may derail ambitious goals for voting on legislation before the Fourth of July. One Republican senator noted: “The Areas We Have Consensus On? Let’s See, Obamacare [stinks].”

Republican Senator: ‘I Don’t See A Comprehensive Health Care Plan This Year’

KHN Morning Briefing

Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) paints a pessimistic picture of the upper chamber’s chances of moving forward on health care when members get back from recess. Meanwhile, some lawmakers mull taxing employer-sponsored health plans, but that idea would meet fierce resistance from companies. And past promises to lower premiums may come back haunt senators.

Newly Insured Worry About Going ‘Back To The Old Way Of Doing Things’

KHN Morning Briefing

With the federal health law in peril, some of the more than 20 million people who gained coverage are concerned about the future. Among them are older Americans, who could see their premiums increase dramatically. Some of them are beginning to organize to fight for the law.