President Joe Biden’s finances requested a 23% funding enhance for HHS Friday and urged Congress to take motion on excessive drug prices whereas increasing and enhancing well being protection.
The finances request reiterates Biden’s calls on Congress to move laws permitting the federal authorities to barter for decrease costs on medicine coated by Medicare, lowering deductibles in ACA plans, enhancing Medicare advantages to incorporate dental, listening to and imaginative and prescient, making a public choice, decreasing the Medicare eligibility age and shutting the Medicaid protection hole in non-expansion states.
The request would not specify how a lot these insurance policies would value or easy methods to pay for it. The president’s finances is usually a messaging doc that Congress is unlikely to move in full. Nevertheless it lays out his priorities for his time in workplace.
General, Biden is asking for substantial will increase in well being spending, a departure