Politico — Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidies
President Donald Trump plans to cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage in his most aggressive move yet to undermine his predecessor’s health care law. The subsidies, which are worth an estimated $7 billion this year and are paid out in monthly installments, may stop almost immediately since Congress hasn’t appropriated funding for the program.

The Los Angeles Times — Northern California firestorm brings illness, strains healthcare system
The air quality in the Bay Area has been abysmal this week. Cars are filled with ash, and apartments smell like smoke. The air feels thick. Health officials have advised residents not to go outdoors unless absolutely necessary. The polluted air can cause coughing or dizziness. It also can exacerbate emphysema, asthma and other lung diseases.

CNN — Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high
The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

The Washington Post — A mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she’s outraged he’s been immunized.
The American Medical Association has long decried allowing parents to decline vaccination for nonmedical reasons and has cited vaccines’ ability to prevent diseases such as measles, mumps and other infectious diseases. Still, a majority of states allow religious exemptions for vaccinations. Nearly 20, including Michigan, provide exemption for religious and personal reasons. Only three, California, Mississippi and West Virginia, don’t allow nonmedical exemptions.