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House E&C Passes Vaccine Access, Opioid Bills; Puts Off Vaccine Cost Bill

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / July 21, 2021 at 3:08 PM
The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Wednesday (July 20) passed 14 health bills aimed at increasing vaccination rates, improving maternal health, tackling the opioid use crisis and addressing the social determinants of health, which split some lawmakers in an otherwise bipartisan markup. But the committee didn’t take up three other bills passed by the health subcommittee, including one that would require all Medicare Part D-covered vaccines recommended by ACIP have no beneficiary cost-sharing. The full committee markup comes after...


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