Budget Instructions Include Lowering Medicare Age In Health Policy Mix

By Michelle M. Stein, Amy Lotven, Dorothy Mills-Gregg, Maya Goldman / August 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM
A memo to Senate Democrats from leadership on Monday (Aug. 9) includes lowering the Medicare eligibility age and policies to improve health equity and invest in graduate medical education on the list of other highly expected health reforms the Senate Finance Committee is instructed to consider when it writes its piece of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, but the memo stresses that individual policies have yet to be scored. Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) confirmed his plans to...

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