W&M Eyes Rx Savings To Add Part B Benefits; GOP Would Hike Trust Fund

By Michelle M. Stein, Rachel Cohrs / October 22, 2019 at 5:38 PM
The House Ways & Means Committee passed legislation on Tuesday (Oct. 22) to add vision, hearing and dental benefits to Medicare Part B, which Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) touted as one of the biggest positive changes to Medicare in a generation, and Democrats are eying savings from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) drug-price negotiation plan to pay for the changes. But Republicans on the committee suggested that when a major savings opportunity arises, the money should instead be put back in...

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