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Allowable Cost Legislation, More Health Care Reforms in Consideration in Congress

The Senate failed to pass an ACA Repeal and Replace bill before the September 30 deadline which signaled the end of the window of opportunity to pass a reform bill with a 50-Senator majority, rather than the usual 60-Senator majority. While the Affordable Care Act...


Bipartisan Health Bill Sees Uncertain Fate

October 19, 2017

President Donald Trump asked Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to work with his Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) on a short-term health bill. This week, it was announced that the HELP Committee leaders struck a deal and would be releasing the text of a...

Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Late VA Payments to Hospitals

October 16, 2017

All 13 members of the Virginia Congressional delegation sent a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin over concerns about the level of VA’s late payments to hospitals participating in the VA Choice Program. The VA Choice Program was created in 2014 to better enable veterans to seek care...

Rural Hospitals Hurt by Medicaid Reductions

October 12, 2017

Providers in Presque Isle, ME, spoke with WAGM about the decrease in debt they have seen since the enaction of the Affordable Care Act. With the current conversations around repeal and replace of the affordable care act, cuts to Medicaid could reverse the progress smaller,...

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Providing Veterans a Choice: CAHs and the VA Choice Program

Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm


Join us November 14th to learn about the Veterans Choice Program. Devon Seibert-Bailey, Vice President for Policy at Strategic Health…


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September 2017 Newsletter

Inside the September 2017 issue of The Pulse, learn more about the latest Obamacare repeal efforts by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), how rural hospital closures hurt communities, and a note from our Spotlight Author, Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV).