Viewpoints: The Last Happy Doctor; The Controversial Notion The Government Should Boost It’s Citizens’ Wellbeing

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

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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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State Highlights: Fla. Lawmaker Raised Red Flag About Nursing Homes’ Struggles After Irma; Judge Strikes Down Provisions In Ind. Abortion Law

Media outlets report on news from Florida, Indiana, Connecticut, California, Georgia and Kansas.

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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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State Highlights: Nurses At Mass. Hospital Plan One-Day Strike; Calif. Free Health Clinic Draws 1,500 Patients

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Missouri, Maryland and Virginia.

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As Heat Rose In Fla. Nursing Home, Staff Asked For Help But Few Understood The Emergency

Florida officials say they didn’t have any indication from the nursing home where 11 people would die that residents were in distress. But records show that phone calls went out to the power company, the governor and local officials and a facility that shared the building reported that the conditions were &adversely affecting patients, according to The New York Times.

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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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