Health Industry Washington Watch

The Trump Administration has released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal, which includes extensive health policy provisions. While most of the President’s policy proposals for Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs would require Congressional approval, others are characterized as administrative proposals that presumably would not involve Congress.

President Trump once again seeks to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This year’s budget calls for a “Market-Based Health Care Grant Program” (modeled on pending Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson legislation) as an initial step to help states stabilize their insurance markets during a transition period. 

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