With CBO Scores In Hand, House Passes BBB Bill With Historic Health Reforms

By Donna Haseley, Dorothy Mills-Gregg / November 19, 2021 at 9:48 AM
Following months of contentious debate that had fractured the Democratic party, House Democrats Friday morning (Nov. 19) came together to pass a partisan $1.7 trillion social infrastructure package embedded with historic health reforms, albeit scaled back from their earlier $3.5 trillion plan, including: a short-term fix to the Medicaid coverage gap and extension of temporary enhanced Affordable Care Act tax credits; the addition of a hearing benefit to Medicare; $150 billion for home care; new authority for Medicare to negotiate...

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