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May 22, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 17, 2017 | Daily News

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.

May 16, 2017 | Daily News

In a speech to FDA staff on his first day as commissioner, Scott Gottlieb said his top priorities include crafting a plan to take “more forceful” steps to address the opioid crisis, which he pegged as the most immediate challenge facing the agency.

May 15, 2017 | Daily News

Key House Republicans are signaling they may push additional Medicaid cuts and Medicare reforms as part of the 2018 budget.

May 02, 2017 | Daily News

The fiscal 2017 appropriations deal released Monday (May 1) includes a $2.5 million increase for FDA's high-risk foreign inspections.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

The congressional government-spending agreement guarantees the Trump administration would be in control of Medicare cuts if the Independent Payment Advisory Board is triggered this year because the spending deal defunds IPAB.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

The fiscal 2017 spending deal crafted over the weekend continues to block Congress from using CMS' program money to fund the Affordable Care Act's risk corridor program,which has suffered from a significant shortfall since its inception.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

Along with the release of a fiscal 2017 spending deal Monday (May 1), lawmakers released explanatory language weighing in on several CMS issues, including calling for a full audit of air emergency transport, mitigation of the reduced rates for critical access hospitals, and a loosening of agency policy on hospitals that didn't get their fair share of incentive payments through the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

Congressional leaders are pushing a tentative bipartisan fiscal 2017 funding agreement that would give FDA $39 million more than its fiscal 2016 enacted level.

April 28, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 26, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 26, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 24, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 24, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 21, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 14, 2017 | Daily News

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.

April 03, 2017 | Daily News

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.

March 29, 2017 | Daily News

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.

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