Washington Update, July 19, 2019

The big news this week: The House Committee on Energy & Commerce favorably reported out legislation to extend funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers for four more years (through 2023) at the current funding level of $6 million per year. The...

Washington Update, July 11, 2019

One big health care news story this week is that a federal appeals court heard oral arguments in Texas v. U.S., the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Another significant event: on July 11, a House subcommittee is expected to take up...

Washington Update, June 21, 2019

The House has passed an appropriations bill that would provide a $34 million increase in funding for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant in FY 2020. Key Senators have introduced a bill to address health care costs. The Kaiser Family Foundation has come...

Washington Update, June 13, 2019

Congress has been busy with hearings on a variety of health issues, including a June 4 hearing on the Family-to-Family Reauthorization Act and other health bills. South Carolina joins other states in proposing to modify its Medicaid program to establish “community...

Washington Update May 29, 2019

Congress is currently taking its Memorial Day recess to visit with constituents at home. Before they left town, however, there was lots of activity in the Capitol. Bipartisan bills were introduced in both the House and Senate to extend funding for Family-to-Family...

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