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Your advocacy is needed as CBO estimates Senate bill would leave 22M more uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released its score for the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), estimating that the Senate version of the health care bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would leave 22 million more uninsured.
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Supreme Court sides with nursing home in Kentucky case

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a nursing home in a Kentucky case tied to powers of attorney and arbitration agreements. The high court ruled 7-1 decision that the Kentucky Supreme Court's clear-statement rule violates the Federal Arbitration Act by singling out arbitration agreements for disfavored treatment.
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GOP House leaders tweak AHCA in effort to woo votes

House Republicans made several changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in an effort to garner support from GOP holdouts who could prevent...
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AHA: MACPAC issues June report to Congress

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission has released its June report to Congress. The report includes a chapter examining how Medicaid programs are responding to the opioid epidemic, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Senate draft of AHCA expected on Thursday

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has issued a special bulletin noting that Senate leadership is expected to unveil its draft version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday.
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Hospices: Review First Provider Preview Reports by June 30

Provider Preview Reports for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) are available with Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, data. Providers who believe their quality measure results are inaccurate can request a CMS review until June 30.

LeadingAge launches campaign to save HUD elderly housing program

LeadingAge on Monday launched a new campaign aimed at saving the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. LeadingAge says a large and rapidly expanding population of low-income older adults faces the challenge of finding affordable, safe housing that can accommodate changing needs as they grow older.
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Video-based telemedicine use triples in 2016

The use of video-based telemedicine has more than tripled over the past year, according to a recent survey from Rock Health, a venture fund...

CBO: House-passed version of AHCA would increase number of uninsured to 23M by 2026

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday scored the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law. The report from the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) said the bill would result in 14 million more uninsured people in 2018.
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VA issues pre-solicitation notice for community nursing home services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is soliciting proposals from contractors in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska to provide...