The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a key conservative goal: withholding some federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the government’s family planning program.
Health insurers’ initial premium requests indicate stiff price hikes for consumers, just as bipartisan talks in Congress fall flat.
A look at the most consequential events that have reshaped the federal health law since President Donald Trump was inaugurated.
As Congress considers a bipartisan bill to help hold down premium prices on the health law’s marketplaces, a long-standing fight over abortion reappears.
The agreement would add $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health and fund community health centers around the country. But it does not include provisions to help stabilize the federal health law’s marketplaces.
Funding for CHIP technically expired Oct. 1. Although both Democrats and Republicans said they wanted to continue the program, they could not agree on how to fund it.
As a candidate, President Trump promised a ban on abortions that take place after 20 weeks and federal funding to Planned Parenthood, but Congress has not obliged. Still, other anti-abortion policy goals have been realized. They are anathema in California, which has a long history of supporting abortion rights.
Muchos estados ya estaban quedándose sin fondos para solventar el programa que ofrece atención de salud a 9 millones de niños.
In a short-term spending bill, Congress extends money to the Children’s Health Insurance Program through March.
HHS announces that 8.8 million people signed up for coverage through the federal insurance marketplace.