A key Wyoming Senate committee could decide by the end of this week on the general outlines of how the state may try to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of working poor.
Senate Republicans appeared to make no progress Thursday in convincing more Democrats to join them in making a significant change to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by backing a bill redefining full-time employment as 40 hours per week instead of 30 hours.
Legislation that would eliminate Obamacare's mandate for most Americans to buy health insurance was introduced Wednesday by a pair of senators running the committees with the most influence over healthcare issues.
There's only one outstanding issue left to resolve before Congress can pass a permanent “doc fix”: how to cover the roughly $140 billion price tag.
Republicans need to unite behind an alternative to Obamacare so they have a proposal ready if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that insurance subsidies in states that haven't established their own exchanges are invalid, Sen. Orrin Hatch told a gathering at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
The perennial congressional battle over repealing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate payment formula for physicians will kick off Wednesday. Two days of hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Committee will seek to find common ground on a permanent fix to the despised payment formula.
A key House committee has come up with a draft bill calling for Medicare to pay providers the same rates for telehealth services as for comparable in-person visits—as long as it doesn't raise overall costs.
Proposed federal legislation to repeal the medical-device tax has resurfaced with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. Republicans have signaled that repealing the 2.3% excise tax, a source of funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a top priority now that they...
House passage last week of a bill redefining full-time employment under the law's employer mandate from 30 to 40 hours a week represents the first test of the new Republican-controlled Congress' ability to dent the healthcare reform law.
With Republicans taking control of both chambers of Congress, many new committee chairs will be wielding gavels with major influence over healthcare policy and finance in 2015. They'll set the agenda on what bills get heard and what issues get aired.
Legislation to abolish the risk-corridor program, which provides financial protection to insurers participating in the Obamacare exchanges, has been introduced in the House and Senate.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to redefine full-time employment under the healthcare reform law as 40 hours a week, but Republicans failed to win enough support to override a promised presidential veto.