Spending Bill

House Appropriations Subcommittee spending plan takes axe to new health law

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee passed a draft 2013 spending bill Wednesday that dramatically slashes healthcare outlays.

GOP bill discounting Medicare bad debt ignites skilled nursing backlash

GOP bill discounting Medicare bad debt ignites skilled nursing backlash

Advocates for skilled nursing operators started a counteroffensive Monday in Washington to fight bad-debt provisions of a new House GOP spending bill. Introduced Friday, the bill asks skilled nursing operators to absorb more than $4.5 billion of $10 billion in bad debt losses.