With Republicans holding the gavel in the House, it seems it will be nearly impossible to get any additional funding for programs authorized under the health care law. Many of the authorized, but not appropriated, programs focus on work force and prevention efforts. In addition, there are two unfunded programs that may be essential to the long-term success of the law, including a Medicaid global payment demonstration and a program requiring the Office of Personnel Management to contract with health insurers to offer "at least two multi-state health plans" in each states' insurance exchange.
What impact will these unfunded programs have on the implementation of the law? Will it be possible for Democrats to get any additional money?