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CHIP is funded. The shutdown is over. But Congress has just 3 weeks to pass a new bill.

January 23, 2018


President Trump signs into law a short-term continuing resolution that reopens the federal government and funds it through Feb. 8, fully funds CHIP from fiscal year (FY) 2018 through FY 2023, and delays several Affordable Care Act taxes.

Shutdown, Day 3: What's happening (and what isn't) at HHS, CDC, and more

January 22, 2018


HHS today is preparing to furlough more than 40,000 workers as Senate GOP leaders eye a procedural vote at noon that would advance a temporary spending bill to reopen the government.

House Republicans unveil short-term spending bill with 6-year CHIP reauthorization, Cadillac tax delay

January 17, 2018


House Republicans' new short-term continuing resolution would fund the federal government for an additional four weeks, reauthorize federal CHIP funding for six years, and delay the Affordable Care Act's taxes on medical devices, health insurance, and high-cost employer-sponsored health plans.

Renewing CHIP for a decade would save the government $6B, CBO finds

January 12, 2018


The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimates on CHIP reauthorization come as lawmakers—who are expected to vote on CHIP reauthorization legislation next week —debate how long the reauthorization should last.

CMS says states could run out of CHIP funds this month

January 8, 2018


Congress' work to fully reauthorize CHIP has been hampered by negotiations over funding offsets, but a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimates that a five-year reauthorization bill would cost the federal government $800 million over a decade—which is $7.5 billion less than CBO previously estimated.

Hatch announces retirement, will leave behind a health care legacy

January 3, 2018


Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who has played an integral role in health care policy over the past few decades, says he will not run for re-election this year, raising questions about who could replace him.

Trump signs short-term spending bill with stop-gap CHIP funds

January 2, 2018


The bill includes $2.85 billion in funding for CHIP that will be allocated for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2018—which began on Oct. 1, 2017, and will run through March 31, 2018—but stakeholders say the funding might not be enough to fund states' CHIP programs through March.

Trump signs short-term spending bill with stop-gap CHIP funds

December 27, 2017


The bill includes $2.85 billion in funding for CHIP that will be allocated for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2018—which began on Oct. 1, 2017, and will run through March 31, 2018—but stakeholders say the funding might not be enough to fund states' CHIP programs through March.

Weekly Line: The strangest moments in a whirlwind year for health policy

December 21, 2017


There was no rest for the weary in the health policy world in 2017, with the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress seeking major changes to the U.S. health system—even if they didn't always succeed.

New short-term spending bill includes funding reprieve for CHIP, other health programs

December 21, 2017


House Republicans' latest short-term spending bill would fund the federal government through Jan. 19, 2018, and includes stop-gap funding for CHIP, the Veterans Choice Program, and other health care initiatives.

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