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Healthcare funding in budget negotation crosshairs
Modern Healthcare

Congressional leaders said Tuesday that they may work through the weekend to reach a budget deal, even though the deadline for a government shutdown is Friday at midnight. Republicans hope to push through delays to taxes meant to pay for provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Congress could pass another continuing resolution, which President Barack Obama said he would sign, so long as an agreement was reached.December 18 is the last day both houses are scheduled to be in session.Republicans on Tuesday discussed adding the ACA’s medical-device tax and the Cadillac tax on high-end insurance plans to a bill that would extend several tax breaks for another two years.

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