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Trump’s Proposed ‘Association Plans’ Popular With Conservatives, But Insurers Aren’t Fans

KHN Morning Briefing

The White House plans to issue executive orders to promote selling insurance across state lines and “association health plans,” which would allow small employers to band together to offer coverage that wouldn’t be subject to the full range of ACA requirements. But some insurers fear that associations would peel off healthier and younger individuals and leave traditional insurance plans to cover sicker and older customers.

NYC Public Hospitals Will Not Fill Many Vacancies Because Of Federal Funding Cutbacks

KHN Morning Briefing

State and city officials are working to sort out how to deal with a $2.6 billion reduction in federal funds for all state hospitals. Also, Politico examines the impact of the growing number of closures of rural hospitals, and voters in Oregon are likely to be asked to approve a new tax on health providers.

Being Taken To Level 1 Trauma Center Can Boost Survival Rate By Up To 30 Percent

KHN Morning Briefing

Las Vegas only has one of these “gold standard” centers, but it’s not the only big city to have so few. Experts say that in situations such as Sunday’s mass shooting what matters most is not the number of high-level centers, but the degree of coordination across a region’s medical network.

Behind The Scenes: How The Tom Price Story Unfolded

KHN Morning Briefing

Politico reporters describe what went into tracking former HHS Secretary Tom Price’s use of chartered jets. In other news, House Democrats want details on White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s trips.

Early Approval Of Generic MS Drug Signals Big Changes For Teva And Other Drugmakers

KHN Morning Briefing

Teva had lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to reject Mylan’s generic version of its Copaxone multiple sclerosis medication. In other drug industry news: an experimental drug is found to work on a mutant gene; advocates await Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision on a drug pricing bill; and Cleveland Clinic’s CEO wants supporters of a drug pricing ballot measure in Ohio to stop using his image.