CRFB Presses Lawmakers To Reject Providers’ Call For Payment Relief

By Michelle M. Stein / September 21, 2022 at 2:02 PM
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is pressing lawmakers to reject providers’ calls to add Medicare payment relief to the upcoming stop-gap spending bill or year-end omnibus package, asserting that additional health care spending could increase inflation unless the policies are fully paid for. The fiscally conservative group urges Congress not to increase health costs, which would include extending enhanced Medicaid funding for the U.S. territories, and to offset any policy changes. Lawmakers face growing pressure from providers to...

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