Congress fights over protections for frontline healthcare workers, employers
Jul 15, 2020
The next coronavirus relief bill is expected to include additional protections for frontline workers or protect employers from pandemic-related lawsuits — but to what degree is anybody’s guess right...
Providers hopeful about next Senate virus relief bill
James M. Berklan
Jul 09, 2020
Nursing home operators and the rest of the country may soon know the key components in a fourth, and likely final, coronavirus relief package from the federal government.
Federal health services face erosion on third day of federal government shutdown
Jan 22, 2018
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.
Nursing home operators urge swift Senate approval of physician pay formula
Apr 14, 2015
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.
Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday
Mar 31, 2015
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.
Republicans gain Senate control; McConnell puts ACA provisions in crosshairs
Nov 06, 2014
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)...
Tea Party attacks Senate GOP leader over Obamacare
Sep 09, 2013
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.
McConnell to file amicus brief challenging healthcare reform
Nov 11, 2010
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...
GOP: We’ll halt healthcare reform by stopping funding
Nov 09, 2010
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...
Berwick backlash: Republicans criticize CMS nominee’s support of cost-control measures in Britain
May 14, 2010
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.