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.
Republican lawmakers believe that the Congressional Budget Office may be biased when evaluating experiments developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, an agency created by the Affordable Care Act to test new methods of paying for value in medicine.
California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.
Hillary Clinton called on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding to combat Zika during a visit to a Miami neighborhood dealing with the first U.S. outbreak of the disease.
People in diverse corners of healthcare are hopeful new legislation will ease growing consumer anxiety over higher medical deductibles. And it might have a chance of becoming law because the cause comes from rare bipartisan ground.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to curb abuse of heroin and opioid drugs, even as he expressed bitter disappointment with Republicans for not providing more money for addiction treatment.