The House Budget Committee has voted 19-17 to send the American Health Care Act, which repeals and replaces Obamacare, to the House Rules Committee.
The DACA initiative could help bring as many as 5,400 physicians into the U.S. medical workforce in the coming decades, the letter said.
The study is salient as hospitals look for ways to cut costs, including by changing the skill mix of nursing staff by hiring assistants with less training.
Starting next year, eight of the 32 states that have expanded Medicaid plan to use provider taxes or fees to fund all or part of the states' share of the cost of Medicaid expansion. The federal match begins to drop next year.
More than 150 lawmakers signed on to a letter saying the agency's mandatory demonstration programs threaten quality of care and overstep the agency's authority.
The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.
Congressional aides say that Republicans have offered to drop especially controversial provisions involving pesticide regulations and work schedules for long-haul truckers.
A report released today focuses on policy changes that could help carry the movement toward value-based payments forward regardless of who leads the executive and legislative branches.
The generic drug industry, responding to public anger over big price hikes for some generic products, is calling for action on a bipartisan Senate bill it says would increase the number of cheaper generic drugs and reduce U.S. drug spending.
A long impasse that has delayed money to combat Zika for months neared an end Thursday as congressional aides said Republicans would relent and let Planned Parenthood affiliated clinics share in new funding to fight the virus.
Hearings and legislation are focused on recent issues with the Affordable Care Act as lawmakers also discuss how to continue funding federal agencies.
Mental health reform legislation has stalled in Congress because of funding disagreements, but a mental health plan from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading to more discussion of the issue on the campaign trail.