Healthcare News July 24, 2012

  • OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Healthcare scores on their way

    Expect debate over the Affordable Care Act to resume Tuesday after budget analysts publish new cost and revenue projections for the healthcare law.

    Around 2 p.m., the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release one report assessing the law’s overall cost and revenue in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, which allowed states to opt out of expanding Medicaid. Another report will re-estimate the cost for repealing the law, a major cause for House Republicans.

  • Dems say GOP is hiding controversial labor, health bill

    Democrats on Monday accused House Republicans of trying to prevent the public from learning more about spending cuts in a controversial labor, health bill by refusing to bring it to a full committee markup.

    The House Appropriations Committee last week unveiled a 2013 spending bill with $6.8 billion in cuts to labor, health and education.  It narrowly cleared the subcommittee after conservative Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) was allowed to offer a failed amendment would have more than doubled the cuts.

    As it stands popular programs are, including funding for NPR and PBS and for Social Security distribution, are slashed in the bill.

    The bill’s author, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) is in a tight race for Democrat Sen. Jon Tester’s seat. Tester plans to use the bill in campaign spots.

  • Michelle Obama to promote ‘Let’s Move’ in London

    First Lady Michelle Obama will hold an anti-obesity event for 1,000 children in London, where she’ll be leading a U.S. Olympic delegation.

    On a conference call with reporters Monday, Obama said she was “beyond proud” to lead the presidential delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony.

    “It’s truly a dream come true,” she said.

  • Clinton announces $80M for AIDS fight

    The money will help the global fight against AIDS, the secretary announced at the International AIDS Conference

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