$3.5T budget proposal includes health care provisions

2021-09-13

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released a number of health care measures that are included in Democrats' $3.5 trillion federal budget proposal, which is scheduled for consideration next week. The proposals include language that would allow HHS to negotiate drug prices, create a federal program to offer Medicaid coverage in states that did not expand eligibility, allocate $15 billion for efforts to prepare for future pandemics and provide $190 billion to fund home care for older Americans and those with disabilities.

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