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‘We Anticipated This’: Insurers Not Exactly Floored By Trump’s Decision

KHN Morning Briefing

It could be hard for insurers to pull their plans off the market for next year, but most companies say they were prepared for the money to evaporate anyway and had baked the contingency into their 2018 premium increases. However, the industry is calling on Congress to fund the payments.

To Bring Down Big Pharma, This BioHacker Wants To Teach Patients To Make Own Medications

KHN Morning Briefing

Michael Laufer’s latest plan involves developing a desktop lab and a recipe book meant to equip patients to cook up a range of medicines, including a homemade version of the expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, on their kitchen counters. In other news: an old FDA program is responsible for higher drug prices and lawmakers want more oversight over the 340B program, which allows hospitals to purchase drugs at a discounted rate.

For Leading Doctors’ Group There’s No Gray Area: Guns Kill People And Are A Public Health Threat

KHN Morning Briefing

“Guns do not make individuals, their families, or homes safer and they result in far more deaths to loved ones than to an intruder intending to cause harm,” Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor in chief of the influential Journal of the American Medical Association wrote. In other public health news: obesity rates in children, epidurals, social media and young people, fertility and more.