HealthLeaders Media November 22, 2021
Melanie Blackman

Healthcare stakeholders share praise and disappointments on Friday’s ruling.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, on Friday afternoon, a $1.7 trillion economic plan written by President Joseph Biden, to “create jobs, reduce costs, make our country more competitive, and give working people and the middle class a fighting chance.”

The bill also covers healthcare, including the potential of:

  • The reduction of prescription drug costs
  • Affordable Care Act provisions
  • Addressing the Medicaid coverage gap
  • Medicare coverage

The bill, which will now make its way to the Senate, may be passed as soon as Christmas. If changes are made, the bill will be voted on again by the House before moving back to the Senate.

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