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Senate bill leaves out funds for launching reform
Modern Healthcare

A new Senate funding bill omits resources the Obama administration sought to launch healthcare reform. The $984 billion bill, unveiled late Monday, would keep the government funded through Sept. 30 and avert a federal shutdown slated for March 27. The bipartisan measure avoided most provisions that would have drawn a Republican filibuster. That included $1 billion the White House had hoped to steer to the CMS for carrying out provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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