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Virginia House, Senate On Collision Course Over Medicaid Expansion

Feb 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After House Republicans abandoned their years-long opposition to expansion, the lower chamber included it in its proposed budget. In the Senate, though, GOP lawmakers have not softened their stance. Outlets report on Medicaid news out of Kansas and Montana, as...
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Senate agrees to White House demands for accountability in VA Choice reforms

Feb 23, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Senators are close to releasing a deal on the VA Choice program, and the Trump administration and a Koch-financed veterans group score a win with inclusion of a key provision that would let veterans opt for private providers if VA facilities...
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Virginia House Finally Backs Medicaid Expansion, But It Could Be Tough Sell In State Senate

Feb 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The proposed deal would include work training requirements and for beneficiaries to contribute to their coverage. But Medicaid expansion was not included in the budget that the state's Senate passed out of committee on...
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Oregon Takes Steps Toward Enshrining Right To Health Care In State Constitution

Feb 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state's House of Representatives approved the measure, sending it to the Senate. If the upper chamber passes the bill, the question will go in front of voters on November's ballot. The legislation declares, "It is the obligation of the state to ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, medically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental...
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How we can fix our broken health-care system: Former Celgene chief

Feb 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin is running for Senate in New Jersey. Here's how he says we need to fix health care....
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Drugmaker CEO turned Senate hopeful: I met with Jamie Dimon on health care and like what he's doing

Feb 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Former Celgene chief Bob Hugin says the U.S. is failing to adequately address the increasing inequality of health...
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Senate report says patient advocacy groups get kickbacks from opioid manufacturers

Feb 15, 2018 , CNN Health
A new report alleges that five of the United States' largest opioid manufacturers paid patient advocacy groups nearly $9 million between 2012 and 2017 to help push an agenda that promoted opioid use....
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Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

Feb 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday....
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Senate report says patient advocacy groups get kickbacks from opioid manufacturers

Feb 13, 2018 , CNN Health
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Former pharma executive and Chris Christie supporter seeks to oust Menendez in NJ Senate primary

Feb 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
A former Celgene executive is entering NJ's Senate primary in an attempt to oust incumbent Democrat Bob...
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In Joint Letter, APTA Urges Congress To Extend Vital Health Care Programs, Policies

Feb 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a letter to House and Senate leaders this week, APTA joined more than 70 national provider organizations to urge Congress to reauthorize and fund programs and policies vital to health care and the nation's health care safety net. The groups called for swift action on 7 programs and policies lawm......
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Congress' omnibus spending bill likely includes federal reinsurance pool

Feb 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate's spending caps deal paves the way for stabilizing the individual market. And insurers welcome the House's federal reinsurance pool plan they say could be more effective in lowering premiums than cost-sharing reduction...
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Senate reaches spending deal that includes opioid funding, CHIP extension

Feb 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate reached its long-awaited two-year budget deal, extending CHIP for a full 10 years, appropriating funds to combat the opioid epidemic and repealing the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory...
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Bipartisan Senate Budget Deal Boosts Health Programs

Feb 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The agreement would add $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health and fund community health centers around the country. But it does not include provisions to help stabilize the federal health law’s...
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Congress' new spending bill includes provision to slow down MIPS

Feb 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Both the House and Senate versions of a two-year budget deal aim to slow down federal efforts to hold providers accountable for reducing Medicare costs. Physicians had complained MIPS was moving too...
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Senate budget deal would boost spending on health programs and the fight against opioids

Feb 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
The proposal calls for funding the popular Children's Health Insurance Program for the next...
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House passes stopgap measure; Senate works on changes

Feb 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
One step down, but some big ones to go. The Senate closes in on a deal that could include funding for disaster relief and to combat the opioid epidemic. But the clock ticks toward a Thursday midnight funding...
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Senate eyes changes to the House stopgap health package

Feb 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Some Democrats are unhappy with the House GOP's health package because of how it pays for extending certain Medicare programs. But the package, part of a short-term budget measure, could be tweaked in the...
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Hatch asks Azar to shift 340B oversight to CMS

Feb 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch joined the mounting effort in Congress to scale back the 340B program and redefine how hospitals use their drug discounts from the...
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Senate committee aims to solidify VA Choice reforms

Feb 03, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee meets this week to discuss healthcare legislation and also hopes to hammer out compromise reforms of the VA Choice program that will expand private options for...
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