Como parte de la legislación para no cerrar el gobierno federal, estos centros que reciben a 27 millones de personas cada año en todo el país tendrán dinero por dos años.
Without action by Congress, federal funding for the centers will end March 31. California, with more than 1,300 centers providing care for 6.5 million people, will be hit hard if the money dries up. Nationwide, nearly 10,000 centers serve 27 million people and get about 20 percent of their funding from the federal government.
Higher premiums loom for Americans in their late 50s and early 60s who are still too young for Medicare and don’t qualify for subsidies under Obamacare. The head of California’s Obamacare exchange says he’s “really worried” about it.
Estados Unidos es el único país industrializado que no garantiza una licencia paga para cuidar a un niño o un miembro de la familia enfermo. Republicanos y demócratas pueden estar actuando para cambiar esto.
The Trump administration’s 2018 budget calls for a national paid-leave plan for parents after the birth or adoption of a child. It’s not clear yet whether congressional Republicans will agree.
A breakdown of winners — and a few losers — in the sprawling Cures Act approved by the House.
The legislation would give federal officials more flexibility in evaluating the effectiveness and safety of drugs and devices and add billions of dollars to NIH funding. But critics say it could endanger patients’ safety and doesn’t do enough to stop spiraling drug prices.
The government is laying out plans to use payment incentives to promote higher quality care, but physicians say the new system may be hard on solo practices and small groups.