The House Budget Committee yesterday voted 21-13 to approve a fiscal year 2019 budget resolution that would balance the budget within nine years. Released earlier this week, the budget plan would cap non-defense discretionary spending at $597 billion and include reconciliation instructions for the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees to achieve $150 billion and $20 billion in mandatory savings, respectively, over 10 years. The plan also proposes allowing private plans to compete with traditional Medicare; Medicaid per capita caps or block grants and work requirements for certain adults; and medical liability reforms. The House is not expected to pass significant reconciliation legislation given how late it is in the year and the upcoming November election.  

Related News Articles

Headline
The House of Representatives last night voted 419-6 to pass legislation (H.R. 748) that would repeal the 40% excise tax on high-value employer-sponsored health…
Headline
The ERISA Industry Committee has withdrawn its support for legislation approved yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to address surprise…
Headline
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation to address surprise medical bills and Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts.
Headline
Congress should pass legislation that would protect patients from surprise medical bills; preserve the ability of providers and insurers to negotiate private…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a proposed rule that would revise certain requirements for long-term care facilities.
Headline
The Centers for Medicare…