Today on Capsules
, KHN's news blog: As Congress struggles to reach a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and inches closer to the Aug. 2 deadline, speculation abounds about what might happen at the state level if the federal government goes into default
. Many of the questions have to do with health care spending. With very little specific information to go on, news outlets report that state governments are bracing for the worst-case scenarios. Check out what else is on the blog
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