Manchin’s $1.5T Leaves Stakeholders Scrambling To Protect Health Policies

By Michelle M. Stein, Maya Goldman / September 30, 2021 at 11:21 PM
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D) $1.5 trillion top-line reconciliation number left lawmakers and lobbyists scrambling to protect their health care priorities even before the White House and Democratic leaders left a meeting Thursday (Sept. 30) night without a compromise on their shriveling $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. One lobbyist said Congress needs to be careful not to ratchet back policies to a point they won’t help those they are intended for. Melissa Burroughs, associate director for strategic partnerships at Families...

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