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Sens. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a letter to congressional leadership, President Joe Biden and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Tuesday (Aug. 3) asking them to close the Medicaid coverage gap in the reconciliation package expected later this year, as the Senate finishes up work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and Democrats […]

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The House Ways & Means Committee is looking at a proposal to close the so-called Medicaid gap by expanding premium tax subsidies so that those affected could buy an exchange plan, according to health subcommittee Chair Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), but he said the House Energy & Commerce Committee is drafting a plan to close the […]

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OVERVIEW More than four years after the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law, Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) on Tuesday circulated a discussion draft of their proposed Cures 2.0 legislation, setting the stage for negotiations on the long-awaited legislative package. In addition to proposing new programs and enhancements for the CMS, the 127-page draft bill […]

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Senate Democrats will release legislation as soon as Thursday to meet President Joe Biden‘s promise to expand in-home care for the elderly and disabled while boosting caregivers’ wages and unionizing opportunities, according to a draft bill obtained by Bloomberg Law. States would implement the proposal using a major influx of federal funding through Medicaid. The bill […]

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(Inside Health Policy) President Joe Biden’s national COVID-19 response plan commits to expanding the social service safety net to provide for unmet basic needs exacerbated by the pandemic, which experts and advocates say will likely translate into broadening Medicaid to cover more social determinants of health down the road. But while Medicaid advocates and state […]

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