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5 Things To Know About The Health Issue That Could Shut Down The Government

Democrats want the bill to continue funding the health law’s cost-sharing reductions for low-income marketplace customers but President Trump says he will support that only if he gets other funding he wants.

Pre-Obamacare, Preexisting Conditions Long Vexed States And Insurers

Before the federal health law guarantee that consumers cannot be turned down because of their medical history, it was difficult to balance insurers’ needs to make a profit and individuals’ needs for coverage.

Health Care Worries Pull Crowd To Conservative Ohio Rep’s Town Hall

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sparked discord at his meeting with his district's voters Monday when he suggested churches, schools and families are best able to handle the opioid epidemic rather than the federal government.

Thoughts On The Obamacare Repeal’s Direction; Whether THe ACA Can Survive Another Challenge; And Budget Brinkmanship

Editorial writers offer perspectives on these and other health policy and system issues.

Gov. Walker Seeks To Make Wisconsin First State To Impose Drug Testing For Medicaid

Critics are mobilizing against the screening and testing requirement because they say it could unfairly stigmatize the poor and complicate an already difficult application process. News outlets also report on Medicaid news from Arkansas and Ohio.

Compromise On Health Care Plan Woos Conservatives, But Silence From Moderates Is Deafening

Few moderates have said anything about the new measure beyond that they haven't seen the text yet. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump promises his health plan will have premiums "tumbling down" and a new poll finds that most Republican voters still want the Affordable Care Act repealed.

HHS, States Move To Help Insurers Defray Costs Of Sickest Patients

In a letter to all governors, HHS Secretary Tom Price invited them to consider seeking federal help to set up reinsurance funds that would help cover losses that insurers have because of high numbers of sick patients.