Senators on both side of the aisle engaged in heavy negotiations — and in some cases political sniping — on Sunday, as they faced the prospect of a third day of the government shutdown.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living are urging the U.S. Senate to act quickly on a potentially historic bill for establishing Medicare rates for doctors.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will hold physician claims for 14 calendar days, thereby delaying 21% rate cuts otherwise set to take effect Wednesday.
Congress will try to dismantle some parts of the Affordable Care Act now that the Republican Party has the majority of seats in both chambers, prospective Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday.
In a preview of what may be coming in 2014, the Senate Conservatives Fund has booked a $340,000 television ad attacking a Republican leader over Affordable Care Act funding.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he plans to file an amicus brief, or friend-of-the-court brief, supporting the multistate lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's healthcare reform bill, Politico.com reported.
Now that Republicans know they'll control the House starting in January, they've begun outlining plans for battling key provisions of President Obama's healthcare reform bill. Since they are still a minority in the Senate, making a full-scale repeal of the bill implausible, Republicans have opted to focus on funding aspects of the bill.
Republicans in Washington have begun their attacks against Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee for administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to recent news reports.
It's April Fish Day again, and I think we could all use a little bit of levity.