Federal agencies are preparing to furlough non-essential workers and diminish available services, harkening back to the 16-day shutdown in 2013.
Officials said states need flexibility to establish qualifications for Medicaid providers. Others see an attack on Planned Parenthood.
The case highlights challenges healthcare orgs face when patients become targets of law enforcement.
To avoid the first government shutdown since 2013, the Senate must address several outstanding policy disputes, including long-term funding for CHIP, by midnight on Friday.
Though the program and its savings have steadily climbed, CMS released participant data without fanfare.
In less than one decade the number of ER visits involving alcohol consumption increased 61.6%, from 3 million to 4.9 million, and the total cost increased 272%, from $4.1 billion to $15.3 billion.