Shane Savitsky Mar 20, 2017
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Medicaid acceptance is up, but endangered by Trumpcare

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A new survey from MerrittHawkins shows that 53% of physicians across 15 major metropolitan areas accept Medicaid patients, up from a low of 45.7% in 2014, per Forbes.

The uptick is largely due to state Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, something that many moderate Republicans want to retain in the upcoming repeal battle.

The big picture: It's still hard to find doctors who take Medicaid patients, despite the improvement in this report. That's a frequent Republican criticism of Medicaid — though experts have warned that the GOP's proposed budget cuts to the program aren't going to help.

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LIVE: A conversation on guns in America featuring Parkland student David Hogg

Axios hosts a conversation on guns in America, featuring Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and SVP at the National Shooting Sports Foundation Lawrence Keane.

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Bolton bombshell: the clashes to come

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John Bolton speaks at CPAC in 2016. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sources close to President Trump say he feels John Bolton, hurriedly named last night to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, will finally deliver the foreign policy the president wants — particularly on Iran and North Korea.

Why it matters: We can’t overstate how dramatic a change it is for Trump to replace H.R. McMaster with Bolton, who was U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush.