Healthcare lobbyists are scrambling to win changes in the GOP tax legislation, but they're not optimistic they can convince Republicans to remove or soften the provisions they find most objectionable.
Earlier this year, lawmakers feared they would need to pass a VA Choice funding extension quickly as current funds dwindled. Now, Congress may hold off on the bill until funds run out in 2018.
A new bill would criminalize not disclosing data breaches, putting company executives on the hook for failing to report when their organizations' data is compromised.
States and hospitals are making contingency plans in case House leaders can't reach a CHIP deal before the new year.
Continued inaction by Congress to re-authorize crucial funding for the country's community health centers could result in the loss of more than 60,000 healthcare jobs, according to a new report.
340B hospitals are front-and-center in the year-end war over an HHS rule to cut their Medicare reimbursements.
Medicare cuts are still in play and industry insiders worry that they'll be used to offset spending in non-healthcare related areas, including defense.
The sprawling tax cut legislation speeding through Congress is likely to result in major changes in healthcare, including significant insurance coverage losses, higher premiums, tighter access to capital and greater margin pressure for not-for-profit health systems.
Uncertainty marks the end-of-year negotiations to authorize CHIP, Medicare extenders; insurers anticipate repeal of certain ACA taxes.
In his initial confirmation testimony, former pharma executive and HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar said he would stop drug manufacturers from gaming the system and blocking generic competitors from the market.
Guest Commentary: Tax reform should mean improving the economy, but not at the expense of our healthcare system
Between the Senate's individual mandate repeal and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the tax bill, as it stands today, is set to do more harm than good to America's health.
Connecticut lawmakers were urged Tuesday to consider ways to possibly avoid or mitigate any future contract impasses between insurance companies and healthcare systems.