U.S. Budget Extends CHIP and Medicare and Backs Efforts against Opioid Epidemic
March 5, 2018 | Physician Practice News
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is funded through the fiscal year (FY) 2027 and is just one of the many healthcare-related measures that were affected by this year's federal budget. A breakdown of how the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 affects healthcare, published February 9, 2018, by the law firm Baker Donelson, discusses key healthcare provisions. State and federal programs working specifically to curb the opioid epidemic will gain $3 billion per year in FYs 2018 and 2019 to fund state grants, prevention programs, and law enforcement programs to reduce substance use disorder and improve behavioral health.