On the heels of House passage of a measure that would suspend seven cost-cutting Medicaid regulations until next year, the Bush administration is mulling a strategy that would accept a limited moratorium on two of them, Capitol Hill sources say.
A House-passed bill to block seven Bush administration Medicaid regulations has been fast-tracked for Senate floor action, but supporters will have to deal with mounting GOP opposition to the bill.
Which comes first, cost or coverage? Health care advisors representing the Clinton, McCain, and Obama campaigns all offered different approaches at a recent National Federation of Independent Business forum.
Facing criticism that they have not yet proven their worth in the Medicare prescription drug program, sponsors of so-called special needs plans said they are willing to give Congress more data to show how they provide additional services to beneficiaries with severe chronic medical conditions.
The average premium for individual health insurance increased by 17.8 percent between 2002 and 2005, according to a recent study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.