posted on October 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Just as flu season gets underway, officials at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim their efforts to prevent disease outbreaks are severely limited due to the shutdown. The Food and Drug Administration has suspended most routine...
posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt...
posted on November 28, 2003 at 8:11 PM
Lawmakers worked late hours in a tireless effort to push a compromise Medicare bill through Congress before the November holiday recess.
posted on November 21, 2003 at 8:11 PM
Backers of a $400 (B) billion dollar Medicare prescription drug bill appealed to lawmakers this week to support the House-Senate compromise bill because it also contains $25 (B) billion dollars in increased reimbursements for rural hospitals and...
posted on October 10, 2003 at 8:10 PM
Congress is trying for largest Medicare makeover in the 38-year history of the program. Some of the "upgrades" specifically address rural issues.
posted on June 13, 2003 at 8:06 PM
The top Senate Finance Committee lawmakers, both with significant rural constituencies, unveiled a bi-partisan plan for Medicare this week that would earmark billions of dollars for rural hospitals, doctors and other health care providers.
posted on May 31, 2002 at 8:05 PM
A Medicare reform bill due out of Congress next week will include coverage of prescription drugs, but there are still concerns over the discrepancies in the payments made to care professionals in rural areas.