NPR — How large employer health plans could be affected by Obamacare overhaul
If you think that you won’t be touched by a Republican overhaul of Obamacare because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, think again.

Associated Press — GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out
Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.

The Washington Post — HHS nominee Price pressed hard on health policy positions, financial dealings
Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services, faced a contentious Senate hearing Wednesday as Democrats questioned his ideas for the future of Americans’ health coverage and whether his personal investments in health-care companies presented conflicts during his years in Congress.

STAT — Trump taps longtime pharma lobbyist to help run FDA during transition
Longtime pharmaceutical lobbyist Jack Kalavritinos, who also worked in various capacities for the George W. Bush administration, will take a major role on the “beachhead” team that the incoming Trump administration is sending to run the Food and Drug Administration following Friday’s inauguration, transition team sources say.