It's not just the Medicaid expansion that's hampering Senate Republicans from reaching agreement. It's also how fast the federal contribution to Medicaid spending will be allowed to grow.
A prominent conservative health policy expert downplayed the financial impact of the Republican proposal to cap Medicaid spending. That may be a sign that supporters of the GOP's repeal-and-replace drive are nervous about the growing political backlash to cutting Medicaid.
Modern Healthcare hosted a Facebook Live session June 14 with Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock and reporters Steven Ross Johnson and Harris Meyer, discussing our latest special report on behavioral health. Watch the session in replay.
Moderate Republican senators from Medicaid expansion states are dropping their opposition to ending the Affordable Care Act's enhanced federal funding for expansion as they embrace the idea of winding down that funding over several years.
Healthcare hiring, pricing and spending are all falling, providing relief to and partially being driven by consumers, according to analysis released Thursday by think-tank Altarum Institute.