Congress' ongoing delays to fund key Medicare programs and restore DSH payments keep hospitals in limbo.
One year after its passage, several of the 21st Century Cure Act's provisions aimed to improve access to mental healthcare remain unfunded.
The narrow victory of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday dims GOP hopes of reviving their drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and cutting and block-granting Medicaid in 2018.
House Republicans put Affordable Care Act taxes on the chopping block by proposing to delay the Cadillac tax, retroactively repeal the employer mandate and other changes.
The mounting bipartisan push to block or delay the CMS' planned $1.6 billion in Medicare cuts to 340B hospitals before the end of the year has the attention of congressional leaders.
Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.
Political observers question the wisdom of House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans promising to restructure and cut Medicare and Medicaid heading into the 2018 election campaign.
There appears to be bipartisan support for further delaying the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, with preference given to Medicare Advantage and individual-market plans.
If Congress fails to appropriate cost-sharing reduction payments, insurers may have to pay back their 2017 surplus—even if they have already spent it on enrollees.
Healthcare lobbyists are scrambling to win changes in the GOP tax legislation, but they're not optimistic they can convince Republicans to remove or soften the provisions they find most objectionable.
Earlier this year, lawmakers feared they would need to pass a VA Choice funding extension quickly as current funds dwindled. Now, Congress may hold off on the bill until funds run out in 2018.
A new bill would criminalize not disclosing data breaches, putting company executives on the hook for failing to report when their organizations' data is compromised.