Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill this morning to fund the federal government. The bill provided $3 billion to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and also raised funding for a program that helps fund mental health services in K-12 schools. Despite efforts to stabilize the health insurance market, policy makers did not include funding for the Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments in the bill.

Also in Policy Brief:

  • Shaky Ground for Tax-Exempt Status
  • The Hospitals of The Future
  • The Affordable Care Act To Be or Not to Be, That is the Question
  • An Update on the 340B Drug Discount Program
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