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Health Care - What's in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Law?


The focus now shifts to the states.

The omnibus appropriations bill, passed in March of this year, contains far-reaching funding for an abundance of health care agencies. It also supplies money to devote to the opioid crisis. This white paper provides an overview of the omnibus and discusses the key highlights, including opioid funds.



Kathleen P. Rubinstein

Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Kathleen P. Rubinstein is a senior health policy analyst with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. She helps healthcare providers navigate the uncertainties of a shifting policy landscape. She has spent most of her career at the intersection of public policy and healthcare law, focusing on the regulation and financing of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and government-led initiatives on healthcare reform. Colleagues turn to Kathleen for insight on healthcare policy and related issues and seek her out for collaboration in the development of articles and presentations of topical interest for healthcare clients.

Joyce A. Cowan

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Joyce A. Cowan is a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and has more than 30 years’ experience counseling healthcare organizations on transactions, regulatory, compliance, and public policy matters. Her clients include managed care plans and other health insurers, device manufacturers, investors, and other businesses in the healthcare sector. Joyce advises clients on healthcare financing, delivery, Medicare, Medicaid, fraud and abuse; she also represents private equity firms, other investors, and emerging businesses in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions.

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