In exchange for approval, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System promise to use money saved from the merger to offer mental health and addiction treatment services and attack public health concerns.
The Senate is using a budget process called “reconciliation” that allows Republicans to pass a bill with only 50 votes. But there are strict rules about what can and cannot be included, and those rules are enforced by the parliamentarian.
This year, a critical and risky one for drug companies, the industry as a whole is ratcheting up campaign donations and its presence on Capitol Hill. Congressional donations from pharmaceutical PACs rose 11 percent in the first quarter.
Healthcare groups kicked up their lobbying spending this year as Republicans in Congress work to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The majority of healthcare associations and professional groups have opposed the GOP's healthcare plan, and federal documents released Thursday...
There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.