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Impact of Government Shutdown Felt Across U.S.

posted on October 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Impact of Government Shutdown Felt Across U.S.
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... Full Story

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget

posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget
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... Full Story

Medicare Passes With Rural Benefits

posted on November 28, 2003 at 8:11 PM

Medicare Passes With Rural Benefits
Lawmakers worked late hours in a tireless effort to push a compromise Medicare bill through Congress before the November holiday recess. Full Story

Medicare Legislation Receives Mixed Reviews

posted on November 21, 2003 at 8:11 PM

Medicare Legislation Receives Mixed Reviews
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... Full Story

Congress Strives For A Medicare Makeover

posted on October 10, 2003 at 8:10 PM

Congress Strives For A Medicare Makeover
Congress is trying for largest Medicare makeover in the 38-year history of the program. Some of the "upgrades" specifically address rural issues. Full Story

Senate Finance Committee Unveils Medicare Plan

posted on June 13, 2003 at 8:06 PM

Senate Finance Committee Unveils Medicare Plan
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. Full Story

Still Concern Over Medicare Reform Bill

posted on May 31, 2002 at 8:05 PM

Still Concern Over Medicare Reform Bill
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. Full Story

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