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Budget

Friday, 28 April 2017

Congress passed a continuing resolution Friday (April 28) to fund the government another week, and the two parties continue to debate how to tackle the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reductions as part of an omnibus spending bill to fund the government the rest of the fiscal year.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A group of Democratic lawmakers is asking FDA Commissioner-nominee Scott Gottlieb to expand on how, if confirmed, he would ensure FDA is sufficiently staffed and funded, how a hiring freeze would affect his ability to lead the agency and how he would implement hiring provisions under 21st Century Cures.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

With the federal government facing a shutdown in just two days unless Congress passes a spending bill, Democrats on Wednesday appeared to be coalescing behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) push for inclusion of the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments and a provision to clarify they are mandatory in the omnibus spending bill while House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) held the line Wednesday (April 26) that Republicans would not appropriate the payments.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Democratic congressional leadership is pushing to bail out Puerto Rico's Medicaid program through the budget omnibus bill, a Democratic leadership aide told Inside Health Policy.

Monday, 24 April 2017

The White House Office of Management and Budget met with federal agencies Friday to prepare for a possible government shutdown should Congress doesn't pass a new spending bill when the Continuing Resolution runs out April 28, but HHS' prior contingency plan shows that many of CMS' functions would continue using mandatory funding.

Friday, 21 April 2017

The White House budget office met with federal agencies Friday (April 21) to prepare for a possible government shutdown should Congress not pass a new spending bill when the Continuing Resolution expires in a week.

Friday, 14 April 2017

The administration's plans to reshape HHS, part of President Donald Trump's executive order to slim down federal agencies, will be unveiled when Congress starts work on the fiscal 2019 budget, said John Czwartacki, spokesperson at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Monday, 03 April 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden called President Donald Trump's requested budget cuts “draconian,” saying the proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health would set the the agency's budget and biomedical research back 15 years.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Congress likely won’t consider President Donald Trump’s proposed HHS budget cuts for the remainder of fiscal 2017, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said after the Wednesday (March 29) House Appropriations health subcommittee hearing on HHS spending.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

President Donald Trump calls for slashing funding for Medicare counselors in fiscal 2017 as part of $18 billion in proposed spending cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, which also include $50 million in savings from making CMS more efficient, according to a budget document obtained by Inside Washington Publishers.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Trump administration is proposing a $40 million cut in FDA appropriations for the remainder of fiscal 2017, driven primarily by reductions in staffing, according to a document obtained by Inside Washington Publishers, which was recently sent to congressional appropriators.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint sparked concerns among multiple stakeholders and legislators Thursday (March 16) for putting stable appropriations funding and already-negotiated FDA user fee agreements at risk.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

President Donald Trump's “skinny budget” for fiscal 2018 pumps more money into efforts to stem Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, but also signals possible changes to Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by saying agency resources should be focused on the “highest priority activities” necessary to keep the programs running efficiently.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget blueprint calls for industry to double up on user fees to fully pay for FDA premarket approvals in exchange for administrative reforms aimed at speeding products to market.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget blueprint calls for industry to double up on user fees to fully pay for FDA premarket approvals in exchange for administrative reforms aimed at speeding products to market.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

President Donald Trump proposes to slash National Institutes of Health funding by $5.8 billion in fiscal 2018, which if approved by Congress would deal a major blow to the bipartisan effort to bolster NIH through the recently enacted 21st Century Cures Act.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Non-defense federal agencies will be cut a total of $54 billion as part of President Donald Trump's proposed discretionary budget to offset new military spending the White House said Monday (Feb. 27), a cut if applied equally across agencies could render FDA incapable of fulfilling its responsibilities, a longtime FDA observer told Inside Health Policy.

Monday, 27 February 2017

An alliance of drug companies and research advocacy groups is calling for Congress to appropriate $2.8 billion for FDA in fiscal 2018 -- a $78 million increase from fiscal 2016.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says President Donald Trump should propose Medicare and Social Security reforms in his “skinny budget” that is expected soon.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Republicans have vowed to keep consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act that cover people regardless of their health status and allow children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, but there has been some chatter that the provision could be stripped or altered in an effort to get more young, healthy adults to enroll in the exchanges.

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