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Medicaid reforms, Medicare cuts, and more: Inside Trump's FY 2020 budget

March 12, 2019


The White House on Monday released President Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, which includes steep cuts to federal Medicaid funding, a national Medicaid work requirement, and a proposal to cut $854 billion in federal Medicare spending over 10 years.

SCOTUS will hear census case that could affect Medicaid funding

February 20, 2019


The Supreme Court on Friday announced that it will hear a case that centers on whether the U.S. Department of Commerce can add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, which a group of states and cities have argued would exacerbate undercounting of certain populations and jeopardize Medicaid and other population-based federal funding.

Shutdown averted: Trump signs spending bill with funds for FDA, IHS—and declares national emergency over border wall

February 18, 2019


President Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that staved off another partial government shutdown by funding FDA, the Indian Health Service, and other federal agencies through fiscal year 2019—and he simultaneously declared a national emergency in an effort to free up additional funding for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Lawmakers look to fund FDA, IHS—and avoid another partial government shutdown

February 14, 2019


Federal lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a federal spending bill intended to stave off another partial government shutdown that includes funding for FDA, the Indian Health Service, and more.

SOTU: Trump's pledge to end HIV/AIDs, tackle drug prices, and more

February 6, 2019


President Trump during his State of the Union address Tuesday night challenged the United States to end HIV/AIDS transmissions by 2030 and called on Congress to pass legislation to lower prescription drug prices, fund research for new childhood cancer treatments, and more.

The 35-day government shutdown is over—but uncertainty lingers at FDA

January 28, 2019


President Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that temporarily funds FDA, the Indian Health Service, and other federal agencies that were affected by the partial government shutdown that lasted a record 35 days—but experts say it is unclear how FDA will resume its operations and bring back furloughed staff.

Shutdown, Day 34: Health groups says shutdown is threatening public safety, innovation

January 24, 2019


More than 40 patient and health industry groups are calling on federal policymakers to end the ongoing partial government shutdown, saying it is forcing FDA to choose between ensuring "the health and safety of Americans today" and the "prospect of new life-saving therapies for patients."

Shutdown, Day 28: Health groups urge Congress, Trump to end shutdown

January 18, 2019


Hundreds of health care groups on Thursday sent letters to President Trump and Congress, warning that a "prolonged" government shutdown could have "long-lasting health consequences."

Shutdown, Day 25: FDA brings in unpaid workers to restart high-risk food inspections

January 15, 2019


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Monday announced that the agency is bringing back about 150 furloughed workers to restart inspections of some high-risk food producers in the United States, such as those that produce cheeses, vegetables, and infant formula.

Shutdown, Day 20: House passes bill to fund FDA, but it's likely not going anywhere

January 11, 2019


The House on Thursday voted 243-183 to approve a bill to fund the Department of Agriculture, which includes funding for FDA and would end a partial shutdown at the agency, though it is unlikely the bill will advance in the Senate.

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