Looking Forward: Will Republicans Take To Heart This Repeal Experience Or Will ‘Trumpcare Errors’ Resurface In Tax Reform Debate?

Editorial pages highlight these questions and also explore what might be next on the health reform horizon.

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Policy Perspectives: GOP Plan Would Create ‘An Unworkable Quagmire’; Graham-Cassidy A ‘Threat To Children’

Opinion pages across the country view the impact of the Republican health bill — which currently appears to have failed under its own weight — in harsh terms.

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Politics And Process: Did Graham-Cassidy Collapse Because It Left Millions Uninsured? Was Crafted Behind Closed Doors? Or Because It Shifted Money, Power Away From ‘The Swamp’?

Editorial writers offer harsh words and examinations of what caused the GOP’s most recent repeal-and-replace effort to come undone.

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Viewpoints: Examining The Link Between Opioids And Medicaid; Putting The Squeeze On ACA Navigators

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country, including a range of thoughts on the Medicaid program and prescription drug costs.

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Parsing The Plan: Graham-Cassidy Is A ‘Horror’ And ‘Legislative Malpractice’

In between what appears to be a tendency among editorial writers to give the GOP repeal-and-replace plan a grim review, one writer offers a defense.

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Time Quickly Ticking On Funding For Children’s Health Care As Hill Focuses On ACA Instead

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has bipartisan support, has been shelved behind the GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. But federal funding will begin to dry up Oct. 1 and states are warning lawmakers they will need funds quickly.

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Political Perspectives: Pleas For Truth Talk Regarding Graham-Cassidy; Does Panic On Left Suggest Progress On Right?

Opinion writers express outrage at the contents of the Senate GOP’s latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare and explore the political motivations for pursuing the measure’s passage.

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Research Roundup: Hospital Transportation; Medicaid Expansion; Obesity Treatment

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

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Planned Parenthood Leader Admits Abortion Biz Targets Blacks and Hispanics

Celebrating the new East Side location, which effectively replaces a downtown facility that was shut down in March of 2016, Planned Parenthood Southeast president Staci Fox reminded the world about the long-term business strategy for the nation’s leading abortion chain: Target minorities and poor people, then profit off them through abortion.

“Predominantly our patients are about 15-29 years old, women of color living at 150 percent or more under the federal poverty level and those are the women who qualify for Medicaid,” Fox told NPR.

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Health News Round-up

Roundup of latest health news headlines and issues from Kaiser Health News and various news organizations.

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