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Health Headlines for Wednesday, June 27

ObamaCare Can Be Worse Than Medicaid

Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)

This year will be the last in which uninsured Americans are forced to pay ObamaCare’s penalty for lack of coverage.

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Azar faces Senate Finance on drug prices


ALEX AZAR’S BIG MORNING — The HHS secretary will go before the Senate Finance Committee to talk about the administration’s effort to lower drug prices, although other controversial issues — like the agency’s treatment of migrants — are sure to come up.

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In UnitedHealthcare v. Cuomo, judge wants to hear from Trump

Politico (Subscription Required)

A federal judge asked the Trump administration to weigh in on whether New York’s attempts to overrule the federal government’s Obamacare risk adjustment calculations are valid or a preemption of federal law.

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‘You Can’t Have Perfection’: Lawmakers Who Forged ACA Look Back

Kaiser Health News

Former Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and former Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) and retiring Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) led the five key committees that pushed the Affordable Care Act toward its passage in 2010.

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