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.
September 8, 2017
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.
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.
May 16, 2017
The National Governors Association says Congress should reauthorize CHIP quickly and extend federal funding for the program for five years.
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.
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.
November 23, 2016
New York's State Department of Health says it "strongly disagrees" with HHS' Office of the Inspector General's claims that it misallocated establishment grant funds, as well as the office's recommendation that the state refund money to CMS.
November 2, 2016
Federal funding for CHIP is set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2017.
October 20, 2016
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that about 27 million U.S. residents were uninsured in 2016.
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