December 8, 2017
President Trump is working with Republican and Democratic leaders on a longer-term spending bill that lawmakers say is likely to include new funding for CHIP.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says Republican lawmakers next year will "have to get back [to] entitlement reform," such as Medicare and Medicaid reform, as a way of "tackl[ing] the debt and the deficit."
The Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder says, "The Top Hospital award highlights American hospitals that are providing the highest quality of care to their patients."
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who is leading the negotiations, says he is open to including a provision to eliminate the penalty most U.S. residents have to pay for not having health insurance under the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate in Republicans' final tax reform bill.
If Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives merger agreement is approved, the combined companies would create the largest nonprofit hospital company in the United States in terms of operating revenue.
The study's findings indicate that 91.2 million U.S. adults had arthritis in 2015—an estimate that is 68% higher than CDC's estimates.
Staff Care, a national recruiting firm that connects locum tenens physicians with hospitals, estimates that the number of temp doctors has almost doubled since 2002, totaling about 48,000 in 2017.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
December 7, 2017
American Health Line's editors and writers covered some big topics this year, including the future of the CHIP program and the consequences rescinding the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate could have on other popular provisions of the law.
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