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Labor/HHS Conference Bill Rejects House Language On ACA

September 13, 2018
The Labor/HHS conference bill agreed to late Thursday (Sept. 13) includes $90.3 billion in discretionary program funds for HHS, or $2.3 billion more than in 2018, invests more in medical research than the president's request, devotes nearly $4 billion to mental health and opioid treatment and omits cuts in the House version that would have blocked CMS' ability to administer the ACA. The House bill had included a $472 million cut to CMS program funding and restricted HHS' ability to...


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