February 1, 2018 Legislation



The new interim budget deal signed by President Trump not only re-opened the government but it delayed the 2.3% tax on medical devices for another two years.  It also authorized for an additional six years the CHIP, the program that helps families with children who make too much for Medicaid but not enough to qualify for private insurance.

Pennsylvania has changed the definition of charity care which forces hospitals to tell virtually all patients about their charity care eligibility.  They have not been doing this.




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