Bipartisanship in Action: Senate Finance Leaders Reach Deal to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program
BPC President Jason Grumet’s statement regarding the bipartisan agreement to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years.
Funding for programs designed to improve coverage and access to care for vulnerable populations are set to expire in 2017. This report recommends extending these programs and stresses the need for action early in the 115th Congress.
Public health researchers have joined with health plans and provider organizations to better understand and document treatment of patients with complex needs.
While few expect the budget to pass in 2016, policymakers may want to carefully examine some of the budget’s proposed innovations to use in the near future.
Fiscal Year 2016 will see a deficit of $544 billion, which is $139 billion higher than the FY16 projection by CBO just last August.
There remain important opportunities to influence policymaking at the agencies and to focus on the states as a frontier for innovation and reforms in health care.
As Medicare and Medicaid mark their 50th anniversary, BPC released a report which proposes changes to the Medicare payment policy that hold promise in building a stronger program for generations to come.
The federal budget, college affordability, immigration and infrastructure are among the key topics on the presidential campaign trail this week.