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Top Republicans: Zika funding likely on hold until September

By Associated Press  |  April 13, 2016

Top U.S. House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but will probably wait until September to do so.

Funding disagreements stalling health legislation

By Shannon Muchmore  |  April 11, 2016

Efforts are underway in Congress to pass bills on mental health reform, opioid misuse and biomedical advances, but none are likely to make it far until lawmakers can agree on how to fund them.

Judge Garland has sometimes sided with hospitals, other times HHS

Judge Garland has sometimes sided with hospitals, other times HHS

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 19, 2016

President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court marks the beginning of what likely will be months of fighting over whether the Senate should confirm or even consider the 63-year-old appellate judge for the seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia.

SCOTUS pick has history in healthcare-related cases

SCOTUS pick has history in healthcare-related cases

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 16, 2016

President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Garland was part of a three-judge panel that sided with hospitals in a case over Medicare outlier payments.

Supreme Court nominee expected in 'a week or so'

Supreme Court nominee expected in 'a week or so'

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 05, 2016

Debates over the future of the nation's highest court will heat up when President Barack Obama chooses a nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Slide Show:  Healthcare winners in 2015

Slide Show: Healthcare winners in 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 19, 2015

This year's healthcare industry winners played key roles in reshaping the industry's landscape, from ending Medicare's reviled sustainable growth-rate formula to brokering mega-mergers in the insurance industry.

GOP pushes bill unraveling healthcare law through Senate

By Associated Press  |  December 03, 2015

Congressional Republicans are a step away from acquiring what they consider a political cudgel for next year's elections: A veto by President Barack Obama of legislation devastating his healthcare law and Planned Parenthood.

Slim margin of error for Republican ACA repeal efforts

Slim margin of error for Republican ACA repeal efforts

By Shannon Muchmore  |  December 02, 2015

The Senate took up a bill Wednesday to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and was expected to continue debating the legislation into Thursday night. The White House, meanwhile, formally signaled a veto.

GOP senators plot path to get ACA repeal to Obama's desk

GOP senators plot path to get ACA repeal to Obama's desk

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 24, 2015

After a ruling that the bill could not be passed through the reconciliation process, senators are scrambling to find another way to get the legislation before the president, who would veto it.

GOP may press for Medicare changes in budget talks

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 24, 2015

Congressional Republicans may inject controversial healthcare changes into the dealmaking as the debt-ceiling deadline looms on Nov. 3 and the continuing budget resolution is set to expire on Dec. 11.

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