House panel maintains Sec. 1011 funding

March 2007
AHA News;3/19/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p1
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The article reports that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved an emergency supplemental spending bill for the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The provision aimed to reclaim and use for other purposes unspent funds allocated to hospitals in fiscal years 2005 and 2006 under Section 1011 of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA). The committee's bill also includes $750 million to cover deficits in federal funds for the State Children's Health Insurance Program in 14 states in 2007.


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