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Congress leaves promising health care cost reforms in limbo


Last updated 1/18/2020 at 12:40am

Trudy Lieberman

Community Health News Service

Health care as an issue landed with a thud in late December as members of Congress packed up and went home for the holidays. Two important pieces of legislation for patients didn’t make it to the finish line. Passage of either measure next year doesn’t look good since it’s an election year.

One of my journalistic colleagues from the online site Axios summed up the Congressional end-of-the year stalemate this way: “There are lots of goodies for the industry, while patients will get the worst kind of holiday surprise – more medical bil...

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