Bipartisan senate budget deal boosts health programs
According to documents circulating on Capitol Hill, the deal includes $6 billion in funding for treatment of mental health issues and opioid addiction and $2 billion in extra funding for the National Institutes of Health.
By Julie Rovner, Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News|February 08, 2018 at 05:21 AM
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Not in the deal, for which the path to the president’s desk remains unclear, is any bipartisan legislation aimed at shoring up the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance marketplaces. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) a vote on health legislation in exchange for her vote for the GOP tax bill in December. So far, that vote has not materialized.
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