The Senate's second-ranking Republican leader Sunday said that lawmakers will work to avoid nearly $25 billion in Medicare cuts that would be triggered by tax overhaul legislation. But he called on Democrats to pitch in.
Lawmakers this week must overcome big differences on how to pay for CHIP and other healthcare programs in order to pass a spending bill. Debate on tax reform also looms large in Congress' final week of action.
For much of 2017, attention was on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. By the end of the year, though, industry trends pointed toward the market reshaping itself through mergers and new offerings.
While repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, House and Senate Republicans have agreed to preserve tax-exempt, municipal private activity bonds as a way for hospitals and other not-for-profit organizations to raise capital for construction projects.
Months after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the losses at Florida and Texas hospitals are large and still not fully counted. It's still unclear when and how much aid they will receive.
A panel that advises Congress wants to make it easier for states to get Medicaid waivers.
The settlement, if approved by the federal appeals court, would allow the state attorneys general to continue their fight to resurrect the cost-sharing subsidies for insurers.
Committee calls for creating a 'care continuum' to meet unmet needs of patients with serious mental illness
A new government report finds the health system provides little in the way of clinical or social supports for those with serious mental illness.
California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide healthcare to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers.
The Children's Health Insurance Program funding fight shows no sign of ending as next week's spending deadline looms, and states and hospitals are mounting increasingly urgent pleas for action.
One year after its passage, several of the 21st Century Cure Act's provisions aimed to improve access to mental healthcare remain unfunded.
Congress' ongoing delays to fund key Medicare programs and restore DSH payments keep hospitals in limbo.