Health care coalition opposes medical spending, eye scrutiny initiative

Kaiser health news

Influential health interests are maneuvering a potential $19.4 billion infusion into Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, while also seeking a 2024 election initiative to permanently block that funding, KFF Health News has learned. The Coalition to Protect Access to Care, which includes groups representing doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and clinics, is lobbying Governor Gavin Newsom and … Read more

The health impact of the debt deal

Victoria Knight

The debt ceiling bill marks the end of big annual hikes for NIH but overall avoids worst-case scenarios for health care financing, health policy experts tell Axios. Because matter: If this bill passes both houses of Congress, it will outline how the next two fiscal years of federal spending on health care agencies will proceed … Read more

Social Security, Medicare, Federal Salaries: What payments can be delayed if the debt ceiling stalls

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The US reached its debt ceiling, or debt limit, in January. The nation could run out of money to pay all of its bills as soon as June 1, the so-called “X-date.” The government would not be able to pay everyone on time. It would likely prioritize payments to investors holding US Treasuries, to avoid … Read more