On September 26, 2019, the Senate approved a bipartisan continuing resolution to temporarily delay $4 billion in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments. The cuts, originally set to take place on October 1, will now take effect on […]
On February 9th 2018, Congress passed an extensive 2-year budget deal that included a delay to the scheduled DSH cuts until 2020. The bill contained additional health care measures, such as funding to combat the opioid epidemic and technical changes […]
On January 22, 2018, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to reopen and fund the government through February 8, 2018. Included in the bill is a 6-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The final policy details surrounding […]
The Congressional Budget Office lowered its estimate of the costs of extending CHIP for five years under S. 1827 from $8 billion to $800 million due to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
The House CHIP re-authorization bill would delay cuts in Medicaid disproportionate share payments to hospitals for two years. It is currently making its way through the rules committee and is anticipated to go to the House Friday, November 3rd.
In a final effort prior to the expiration of their budget reconciliation bill on September 30th, Republican senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Bill Cassidy (LA) have introduced a new proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The plan would terminate […]
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On June 26th, the Senate released a new version of its health reform repeal and replace bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, that would impose a six month waiting period to begin coverage for people with significant breaks in coverage […]
On June 26, the CBO released its score of the Senate’s version of the repeal and replace act, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” According to the CBO, the Senate bill would save roughly $321 billion over 10 years–$202 billion more […]
On June 22, 2017, the Senate released a discussion draft of its version of the House’s “American Health Care Act.” The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” includes many of the provisions of the House bill, including significant cuts to the Medicaid […]