Hospitals Score Big Wins In Budget Deal With Few Downsides; Other Sectors Hit Harder

February 09, 2018
Hospitals scored big wins in the budget deal passed early Friday morning (Feb. 9) and quickly signed into law, with Congress including many of the industry's long-sought policy proposals and generally shielding hospitals from the offsets used to pay for the package's wide-ranging slate of health care provisions. But other health care sectors indicated the newly signed law is more of a mixed bag. One hospital lobbyist said there were a lot of “wins” for the hospitals in the deal,...

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