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 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.
Project Japan 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.
States and hospitals are making contingency plans in case House leaders can't reach a CHIP deal before the new year.
Continued inaction by Congress to re-authorize crucial funding for the country's community health centers could result in the loss of more than 60,000 healthcare according to a new report.
340B hospitals are front-and-center in the year-end war over an HHS rule to cut their Medicare reimbursements.
Medicare cuts are still in play and industry insiders worry that they'll be used to offset spending in non-healthcare related areas, including defense.
The sprawling tax cut legislation speeding through Congress is likely to result in major changes in healthcare, including significant insurance coverage losses, higher premiums, tighter access to capital and greater margin pressure for not-for-profit health systems.