House GOP stopgap bill includes 6 years of funding for CHIP, delay for taxes: 4 things to know

House Republicans proposed a new stopgap funding bill Tuesday that would delay a government shutdown but also included key healthcare measures, including long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to The Hill.

Here are four things to know about the bill.

1. The legislation would fund the government through Feb. 16 and also includes six years of funding for CHIP.

2. The bill would delay the ACA's medical device tax and "Cadillac" tax on high-value plans for two years. Implementation of the health insurance tax would be delayed one year.

3. Though Republican leaders are hoping the CHIP funding will encourage Democrats to support the proposal, the measure does not include any protections for immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Democrats have been advocating for.

4. If Congress does not pass a short-term funding bill before midnight Friday, the federal government will shut down.

More articles on leadership and management:

6 things to know about CEO turnover in 2017
Responding to natural disasters, implementing EHR systems & more: 9 CEOs share their greatest accomplishments in 2017
House Democrats press committee to question Azar on drug prices, ACA

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2018. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months