E&C Passes Medicaid Gap Fix, HCBS Money As Schrader, GOP Dissent; Punts Drug Pricing, Medicare Benefits Votes To Later Wednesday

By Maya Goldman / September 15, 2021 at 10:21 AM
The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed Tuesday (Sept. 14) and early Wednesday (Sept. 15) provisions to close the Medicaid coverage gap and invest $190 billion in home- and community-based services, among other health care provisions, but punted until later Wednesday votes to add Medicare benefits and let Medicare negotiate drug prices due to a battle over the latter. Committee Republicans said the Medicaid gap and HCBS provisions would weaken employer-sponsored coverage options and maintained that 1115 waivers should be...

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