President Donald Trump’s top health officials could engineer lower enrollment in the state-federal health insurance program by approving applications from several GOP-controlled states eager to control fast-rising Medicaid budgets.
Ohio’s Healthcare Price Transparency Law stipulated that providers had to give patients a “good faith” estimate of what non-emergency services would cost individuals. Opposition has been formidable, led by the goliath Ohio Hospital Association....
In exchange for approval, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System promise to use money saved from the merger to offer mental health and addiction treatment services and attack public health concerns.
The Senate is using a budget process called “reconciliation” that allows Republicans to pass a bill with only 50 votes. But there are strict rules about what can and cannot be included, and those rules are enforced by the parliamentarian.