Lobbyists Question Impact Of Manchin’s Pushes Against New Medicare Benefits

By Michelle M. Stein, Maya Goldman / September 24, 2021 at 8:48 PM
The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have been mum on whether West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D) opposition to adding new Medicare benefits in light of the trust fund’s financial challenges will change their strategy for including key Medicare, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act policies in the reconciliation package, but some say it could be tough for the senator to ultimately oppose those policies. Manchin on Thursday said Medicare needs to be stabilized before the Part...

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