Health­care to-do list for 2017

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Reau­tho­rize fund­ing for the Chil­dren’s Health In­sur­ance Pro­gram, which ends Sept. 30

Re­new ex­pir­ing fund­ing for com­mu­nity health cen­ters, Na­tional Health Ser­vice Corps and Teach­ing Health Cen­ters

Ap­pro­pri­ate fund­ing for opioid ad­dic­tion and be­hav­ioral health ser­vices au­tho­rized by the Com­pre­hen­sive Ad­dic­tion and Re­cov­ery Act and the 21st Cen­tury Cures Act

Ap­pro­pri­ate fund­ing for Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health au­tho­rized by the 21st Cen­tury Cures Act

Reau­tho­rize the FDA’s pre­scrip­tion drug and med­i­cal de­vice user fee pro­grams

Re­new ex­pir­ing Medi­care ex­ten­ders, in­clud­ing phys­i­cal, oc­cu­pa­tional and speech ther­apy cap ex­cep­tion; ge­o­graphic prac­tice cost in­dex floor; Medi­care low-vol­ume hospi­tal add-on pay­ments; add-on pay­ment for ground am­bu­lance ser­vices

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