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Cassidy-Graham bill resurrects GOP effort to repeal ACA. But can it pass?

September 19, 2017

A Senate GOP bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to be gaining traction among lawmakers, but so far the bill does not have the 50 votes needed to secure passage.

What's inside the GOP's 'best and only chance' to repeal ACA

September 14, 2017

A bill introduced by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Dean Heller (Nev.), and Ron Johnson (Wis.) attempts to equalize federal health care spending between states that expanded Medicaid and states that did not.

Sens. reach deal to reauthorize CHIP ahead of Sept. 30 deadline

September 13, 2017

The deal would reauthorize federal funding for CHIP for five years and would phase out additional federal funding for CHIP provided to states under the Affordable Care Act.

As Irma hits Fla., HHS looks to ensure affected individuals can access care

September 11, 2017

HHS and its divisions are waiving certain regulations to ensure individuals affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma can access health care services, while Congress and President Trump approved more than $15 billion in hurricane relief funds.

Weekly Line: Congress is racing against the clock to extend CHIP

September 8, 2017

Lawmakers came back from their summer recess this week and, as predicted, jumped head first into discussions on reauthorizing CHIP, the federal program that provides health coverage to more than nine million U.S. children.

CMS announces meeting to discuss new behavioral health payment model

July 24, 2017

CMS at a meeting plans to gather ideas for a new payment model that could help "to improve access, quality, and cost of care" for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions.

AHL feature: The 3 key questions surrounding CHIP reauthorization

May 18, 2017

In the weeks since the House-passed the American Health Care Act, which would repeal and replace major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), industry stakeholders have voiced strong concerns about the bill's potential effects. American Health Line looks at a growing group of stakeholders who are raising concerns about how ACA repeal efforts could affect the future of CHIP—a health care program that covered an estimated 8.4 million U.S. children in 2015.

Governors call on Congress to reauthorize CHIP

May 16, 2017

The National Governors Association says Congress should reauthorize CHIP quickly and extend federal funding for the program for five years.

The federal deficit is set to triple—and health care is largely to blame, CBO says

March 31, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that federal budget deficits will rise from 2.9 to 9.8 percent by 2047, while the federal debt will increase from 77 to 150 percent of the United States' gross domestic product.

HHS names eight states to participate in behavioral health demonstration program

January 4, 2017

Under the program, the states will receive Medicaid funding for behavioral health services, support, and treatment for eligible Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries.

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