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Tuesday 17th January 2017

Budget Scorekeepers Say GOP Plan Would Raise The Number Of Uninsured By 32M

An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office offers an estimate of the effects of the repeal plan offered by congressional Republican in 2015, which may be a blueprint for efforts currently underway to overhaul the health law.

Sky-High Prices For Orphan Drugs Slam American Families And Insurers

Orphan drugs for rare diseases have helped or saved hundreds of thousands of patients like 2-year-old Luke Whitbeck, but families and insurers are picking up the astronomical cost.

Viewpoints: Checking In On The Stem Cell Revolution; Penalties For Overcharging Medicaid?

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Different Takes On The Ongoing Effort To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Opinion writers around the country examine the strategies and issues in play as Congress works to dismantle the 2010 health law and devise a replacement plan for the sweeping law.

State Highlights: TB Case Confirmed In Ohio; Walgreens, Florida Hospital Join Forces For Walk-In Clinics

Outlets report on health news from Ohio, Florida, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, Minnesota, Maryland and Kansas.

Public Health Roundup: Superbug Finding Ways To Evade Antibiotics; Meet Existing Commission On Vaccines

The latest stories on public health matters relate to blood pressure guidelines, physician aid in dying, organ transplant rates, warding off dementia and Alzheimer's, and more.

Shooting In Florida By Alaska Resident Exhibits Interconnection Of States’ Mental Health Efforts

Meanwhile, Chicago and Houston both focus efforts on improving mental health services and training for police and paramedics. And in California, a health provider donates $1.5 million to improve care throughout the state.

‘Concierge Doctors’ Focus On Wellness Instead Of Illness — For Those Who Can Afford It

Many of the physicians take limited insurance or none at all.

Terror ‘Beyond Description’ Grips Patients In Chronic Pain As ‘Civil War’ Over Opioids Rages On

In the medical community the pendulum is swinging toward a total crackdown on opioids, and patients who actually need them to manage pain are living in fear of being left behind. Meanwhile, more and more states are requiring physicians to consult databases before prescribing powerful painkillers.

Easier Said Than Done: A Look At How Complicated It Is To Defund Planned Parenthood

Republican lawmakers have made it one of their top priorities, but stripping federal funding for Planned Parenthood could actually jeopardize their plans to dismantle the health law.

No Drama Expected For UnitedHealth’s 4th Quarter Earnings Report

And what about that other Kushner -- first daugher Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law -- and his start up insurance company Oscar Health.

After Fervently Embracing Obamacare, California Worries About Future Of Medicaid Expansion

Enrollment in the state's Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, spiraled by 5 million through the federal health law, and officials are warily watching for signs of the GOP plan to revamp the law. News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas and Oregon.

First Edition: January 17, 2017

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

With the future of Obamacare on the line, workers might want to consider what benefits they have gained through the landmark law.

Drugmakers Manipulate Orphan Drug Rules To Create Prized Monopolies

Drugmakers have brought almost 450 orphan drugs to market and collected rich incentives but nearly a third of those products aren’t new or were repurposed multiple times, an investigation shows.

GOP Vows To Defund Planned Parenthood. Reality Makes That Hard.

Ending federal support of the group that helps supply women’s reproductive health care could complicate health law overhaul efforts.

Timeline: The Orphan Drug Act

Follow the twists and turns of the orphan drug industry over the past three decades.

Interactive: How Orphan Drugs Win The ‘Monopoly’ Game

Check out all the drugs the FDA has approved to treat rare diseases. You can search by brand name, or by disease, and see familiar names that were first sold on the mass market or all the drugs that won FDA approval to treat more than one rare disease.

Video: Former U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman Shares Deep Concerns About Orphan Drugs

The former Congressman championed the Orphan Drug Act decades ago but now he fears it’s being manipulated to make money.

Monday 16th January 2017

Top Price Contributor Allegedly Leaned On Employees To Support PAC

President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet pick Tom Price "assisted" a company and campaign donor that tapped executives with an urgent request to donate.

Friday 13th January 2017

Insurance Customers In Pennsylvania Look To Trump To Ease Their Burden

Two Pennsylvania voters who buy health insurance on are frustrated with how expensive the plans have become. They voted for Trump in hopes he can bring down health insurance costs.

Viewpoints: Trump And Vaccine Fears; The NIH View Of The Cures Act

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Perspectives On The Ripple Effects Of Obamacare’s Repeal And How It Can Be Replaced

Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the action surrounding the health law repeal and replace debate.

Research Roundup: ACOs’ Gains And Disappointments; Hospital Readmissions

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

State Highlights: Minnesota Senate Approves Insurance Rebate Measure; Arizona A.G. Sues Theranos

Outlets report on health news from Minnesota, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, Wisconsin and Ohio.

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