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For People Covered By Medicaid Expansion, Health Law Debate In Washington Hits Home

KHN Morning Briefing

Many people who gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid are fearful about suddenly losing that coverage. In other news, the National Association of Medicaid Directors makes clear that its opposition to a Republican plan to replace the ACA was issued as a consensus view of the board and not a unanimous decision by individual state directors, and The New York Times examines how a change in Medicaid compares to efforts to revamp welfare a generation ago.

After Collins Officially Declares Opposition, Passing Health Bill Becomes ‘Nearly Impossible’

KHN Morning Briefing

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joins Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in opposition of Republicans’ last-ditch efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, naming the “dramatic, sweeping cuts” to Medicaid as her top reason to vote no. The Republicans only had two votes to spare, so unless leadership can persuade one of three to change his or her vote, the bill would fail if brought to the floor.

Trump Blasts McCain, Puts Pressure On Wavering Senators

KHN Morning Briefing

President Donald Trump is making a push for the Graham-Cassidy bill, focusing on those lawmakers who were on the fence this summer. “Eventually, we’ll win,” the president says.

Friendship With GOP Health Plan’s Drafter Not Enough To Sway McCain

KHN Morning Briefing

Some in the party were hopeful that Sen. John McCain’s close friendship with the bill’s author, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would be enough to persuade the Arizona lawmaker to reverse his health care vote this time around But McCain said he could not “in good conscience” vote for the proposal.