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Budget

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A group of Senate Democrats and two Independents are urging their chamber's Appropriations HHS subcommittee to fund the State Health Insurance Assistance Program at the fiscal 2016 level after the most recent fiscal 2017 spending agreement cut $5 million from the program and President Donald Trump seeks to eliminate discretionary funding for the effort in fiscal 2018.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The Trump administration is requesting $1.7 billion for activities related to the federally facilitated exchanges, including about $1.2 billion from user fees and $471 billion in discretionary funding -- or about $310 million less than 2017 levels, according to CMS' fiscal 2018 budget justification.

Friday, 26 May 2017

The Trump administration’s HHS budget request would cut $6.19 million from the office responsible for enforcing data privacy and security requirements.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb took his first steps to more forcefully tackle the opioid epidemic by setting up an Opioid Policy Steering Committee comprising the agency's senior career leaders.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

CMS Administrator Seema Verma gave a presentation to Senate Republicans during their policy lunch Tuesday (May 23) and gave them an opportunity to ask her questions about Medicaid as they negotiate their version of the House-passed American Health Care Act.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on Tuesday (May 23) blasted Medicaid cuts in President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal that appeared to come in addition to the per-capita caps proposal in the House-passed American Health Care Act.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

President Donald Trump's plan to reform the Medicare appeals process includes policies similar to those put forward by the Obama administration last year, though Trump's plan leaves out a few of the Obama-proposed provisions.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal would cut FDA's human drug program by $307 million in discretionary budget authority, its medical device program by $182 million, its biologics program by $119 million and its food program by $70 million, resulting in cuts to the agency's workforce and programs even if Congress were to go along with Trump's request to double user fees.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The president's 2018 budget underscores the administration's support for the House GOP health care bill by including two allowances, a $1.25 trillion spending cut and $1 trillion in tax cuts, that account for the $250 billion in deficit savings for repeal and replace of the Affordable Care included in the budget.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Trump administration pledged in its 2018 budget to offer more clarity on use of value-based payment and to foster the exchange of preapproval information between industry and payers, which two industry groups view as tracking with a drug pricing policy slate unveiled by a coalition of drug makers and payers last week.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Trump administration wants to work with lawmakers on legislation to improve program integrity in the 340B drug discount program and provide the Health Resources and Services Administration more regulatory authority.

Monday, 22 May 2017

The president's proposed 2018 budget achieves most of its entitlement and healthcare savings from cuts to Medicaid, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and the president also proposes policies that would significantly cut federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Monday, 22 May 2017

President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes cutting funding for the National Institutes of Health by $5.8 billion, with the steepest cuts affecting NIH's National Cancer Institute. The budget, inadvertently released by HHS Monday (May 22), also follows through on the president's budget blueprint released Thursday (March 16) by eliminating the Fogarty International Center and folding the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) into NIH.

Monday, 22 May 2017

The president's fiscal 2018 budget would create an HHS Emergency Response Fund to quickly respond to public health threats.

Monday, 22 May 2017

The president's fiscal 2018 budget would create an HHS Emergency Response Fund to quickly respond to public health threats.

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Trump administration budget banks $250 billion in net deficit savings over 10 years on the assumption that Congress will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to HHS budget documents posted briefly on Monday prior to their official release.

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Trump administration budget banks $250 billion in net deficit savings over 10 years on the assumption that Congress will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to HHS budget documents posted briefly on Monday prior to their official release.

Monday, 22 May 2017

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes cutting FDA's discretionary budget authority by $854 million -- a shortfall that Trump says would be made up if lawmakers agree to his request to double user fees, despite the fact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have to date rejected that proposal.

Monday, 22 May 2017

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes cutting FDA's discretionary budget authority by $854 million -- a shortfall that Trump says would be made up if lawmakers agree to his request to double user fees, despite the fact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have to date rejected that proposal.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Lawmakers, government officials and advocacy groups are warning cuts to HHS, FDA and the National Institutes of Health could severely damage public health and medical research as they brace for President Donald Trump's full fiscal 2018 budget request to be released later this month.

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