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Budget

July 12, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee released a National Institutes of Health spending plan that provides $35.2 billion for fiscal 2018, an increase of $1.1 billion over the fiscal 2017 enacted level.

July 12, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee advanced a fiscal 2018 FDA funding bill to the floor Wednesday (July 12) by voice vote, maintaining $2.8 billion in discretionary funding for the agency and adding $60 million to implement the 21st Century Cures Act.

July 10, 2017 | Daily News

The full House Appropriations Committee is set to mark up an FDA fiscal 2018 spending bill Wednesday morning. The draft bill keep FDA funding at current levels by appropriating $2.8 billion in discretionary funding as well as $60 million to implement the 21st Century Cures Act.

June 28, 2017 | Daily News

Despite concerns voiced by lawmakers Wednesday (June 28) morning on a number of topics ranging from compounding to laboratory developed test regulations, House agriculture subcommittee appropriators voted unanimously to pass the fiscal 2018 FDA funding bill to the full committee.

June 27, 2017 | Daily News

House appropriators are proposing to fund FDA at the same level in fiscal 2018 as the agency received this year, rejecting President Donald Trump's call to cut the agency's budget and ask industry to pay more in user fees.

June 27, 2017 | Daily News

HHS will be able to transfer funds to FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence thanks to language included in the House Appropriations Committee's fiscal 2018 agriculture appropriations bill released Tuesday (June 27).

May 30, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 30, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 26, 2017 | Daily News

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

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

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

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