Category: Federal Government

MCW: More affected by Trump’s executive order

The Medical College of Wisconsin has "less than a dozen individuals" who may be affected by President Donald Trump's executive order prohibiting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States, according to a Wednesday statement.
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Hospitals back Republican lawmakers’ calls to curtail ‘unfunded mandates’

Assembly Republican lawmakers are asking the federal government to address "unfunded mandates and regulations" that they say are "burdensome" to hospitals, including a Medicare program aimed at recovering overpayments and numerous reporting requirements.
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Johnson, Schimel hope funding leads to innovation in fight against opiates

The next steps for the federal government to fight the opiate epidemic are to begin developing task forces and distribute grant funding included in a law approved last month, according to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (WHN, 8/9)
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Johnson praises removing link between Medicare payments and pain management questions

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., lauded a proposal Wednesday from the Department of Health and Human Services to sever the connection between Medicare funding and pain management questions on a survey of consumers. (WHN, 7/6)
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Stakeholders weigh in on Speaker Ryan and House GOP healthcare plan

Advocates and healthcare providers are concerned about the potential impact of the House Republicans' plan to replace the federal health reform law, while organizations representing businesses call the proposal a step in "the right direction." (WHN, 7/5)
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