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Portman and Toomey to tackle Medicaid growth rates

Daily on Healthcare: Where does the Senate go after the CBO score?

By Philip Klein, Robert King, Kimberly Leonard

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Where does the Senate go from here? Probably somewhere else. Reactions from several Republican senators to Wednesday’s estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on the American Health Care Act didn’t bode well for passage in the Senate. “With today’s news, the ‘collapse and replace’ of Obamacare may prove to be the most effective path forward,” tweeted Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Sen.

Congress dodging town hall meetings over Memorial Day break

By Al Weaver

Town halls have become even more contentious since the House passed their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare -- so lawmakers are avoiding....

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Medicaid is costly for taxpayers, downright disastrous for patients -- Trump's budget would change that

By Charlie Katebi, contributor

Trump's budget blueprint would refocus Medicaid's resources towards truly needy patients by capping federal reimbursements and offering stat...

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Blue Cross pulls out of Obamacare markets in Kansas, Missouri

By Robert King

Insurer says it has lost more than $100 million in the Kansas and Missouri markets.

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