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Former Lilly Executive Is A Leading Candidate For HHS Secretary

KHN Morning Briefing

Alex Azar, who served as general counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush administration, is a top contender for the job, according to reports in The Washington Post and Politico.

Future Of Bipartisan Health Deal Already Shaky As Trump Reverses Course On Support

KHN Morning Briefing

As news of a deal first broke Tuesday, President Donald Trump initially signaled support for the efforts. But after other Republicans panned the measure he seemed to change his mind. And although Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) expressed confidence in their plan, it will be a tough slog for them to get it through both chambers.

Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws Following Reports That He Helped Undermine DEA’s Power On Opioids

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President Donald Trump says in a tweet that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) withdrew his name from contention to be the next drug czar after a Washington Post and “60 Minutes” report revealed deep ties to the drug industry. Many lawmakers voiced strong objections to the nomination and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called for a repeal of a controversial law pushed by Marino that hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to regulate opioids.

CMS Letting Plans Adjust Premiums After News That Trump Is Cutting Off Insurer Subsidies

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“Insurers in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange submitted rates for the upcoming plan year assuming that CSR payments would not be made, so no rate adjustment is needed,” said spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley. Meanwhile, Bloomberg takes a look at the history of the health plans President Donald Trump is supporting through his executive order.