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Medicare Payments Get Attention In House Democrats’ Plan
Bloomberg reports that "While the House Democrats' plan would boost Medicare payments to primary-care physicians, it will also cut payments to Medicare Advantage health plans. Details of those cuts weren't provided." Bloomberg details other features of the legislation: "An outline of the plan also says Democrats drafting the House bill will propose new restrictions on insurers, including caps on out-of-pocket health-care expenses in policies to protect consumers from bankruptcy. The legislation also would bar insurers from excluding people based on pre-existing conditions, according to the outline, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News" (Litvan and Rowley, 6/9).
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