Category: Federal


Trump Administration Releases FY18 Budget Proposal

On Wednesday this week, the Trump Administration released their FY 2018 Budget proposal. Please recall that in March the Administration released a budget blueprint, which only outlined President Trump’s discretionary funding proposals.  The release of the full budget document now includes federal mandatory budget proposals; however, the released budget does not provide any details on…

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House Passes the American Health Care Act

Yesterday, House Republicans managed to pass the American Health Care Act with 217 ‘Yes’ votes and 213 ‘No’ votes and one member not present to vote. Events leading up to the House passage of the bill include: March 6 – House Republicans released the first iteration of the AHCA language; key provisions included: Medicaid Expansion….

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Vote Delayed to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

Despite pressure to vote on the recently amended American Health Care Act (ACHA) prior to the President’s 100th day in office, House Republican leadership has signaled that the vote would be delayed until next week. Recall, an overview of the MacArthur amendment was shared earlier; however, official language was introduced this week. The amendments allow…

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Potential ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts Surface Again

Recent reports suggest the Trump Administration is pressuring House Republicans to move swiftly to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the President’s 100th day in office (April 29). While rumors of potential deals have surfaced, it appears no vote has been scheduled. However, Congress will officially return to Capitol Hill next Tuesday, following a two-week…

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TFAH Releases Report on Public Health Funding, Declares Crisis

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) issued a report entitled A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety this week which found that inflation-adjusted funding for disease prevention and health promotion programs has declined by approximately $580 million at the federal level and has remained flat in states since 2010. Notable findings of the report…

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Proposed Current Year PHEP Cuts

Recently, the Trump Administration released more detail on the proposed cuts offered in their recent Skinny Budget release. The above linked chart presents a variety of Federal Fiscal Year 2017 “reduction options.” Included in these recommendations, is a proposed current year cut to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grants of $49 million (page 10)…

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