Senate HELP Leaders Square Off With Dueling Workforce, Primary Care Bills

By Bridget Early / July 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Senate health committee Ranking Republican Bill Cassidy (LA) and hospitals on Wednesday (July 19) slammed Committee Chair Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) new primary care and health care workforce-focused bill, which diverges significantly from Cassidy’s own bill, includes exponentially more funding for community health centers and subsets of the workforce and helps offset the cost with site-neutral pay policies for private insurance. Sanders’ legislation follows a bill introduced by Cassidy last week to reauthorize the Community Health Center Fund, the National Health...

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