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Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on Congress reconvening after a summer break and facing near-term deadlines on government funding, including for healthcare agencies and programs; whether Congress will approve opioids legislation before the November elections; an unlikely alliance of Senate Democrats and the Trump administration on requiring drug manufacturers to include … Continue Reading

Medicaid Expansion Boon to Families, but Cost Could Trigger Backlash

Earlier this month, Virginia became the 33rd state to expand its Medicaid program, and voters in Idaho, Montana and Utah are expected to decide in November ballot initiatives whether to join them. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. The program is administered by the states … Continue Reading