Nevada is asking the federal government for $11.3 million to continue the state's Children's Health Insurance Program while Congress decides if it will renew funding for the decades-old program.
Not-for-profit health systems particularly fear the Senate and House bills would hurt hospital capital financing by limiting or eliminating tax-exempt bond issues.
Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become HHS secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.
The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The Council of Economic Advisers said some previous studies didn't reflect the number of fatalities blamed on opioids.
As part of its effort to expand private healthcare, the VA is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics.
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders as the House passed its similar tax package.
Two House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the CMS from imposing its slated $1.6 billion cut to the 340B program. The move comes just days after hospitals sued to stop the reductions from taking place.
Senate Republicans have a good chance of passing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as part of their tax cut legislation, even though healthcare industry groups are lobbying hard against it, political observers say.
Senate Republican leaders appear increasingly likely to include a repeal of the ACA's individual mandate in their tax overhaul legislation.
Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) have drafted legislation that critics say will make it easier for states to offer fewer healthcare coverage options at higher costs.
How do two former Washington insiders view the results of last week's election? Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a Democrat, and former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, a Republican, offer their perspectives.
Since 2003, more than 500 people have been killed in a mass shooting (defined as four or more people dying). During that same period, Congress has failed to act on legislation reauthorizing the ban on semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.