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McDermottPlus Check-Up: July 15, 2022


This Week’s Dose

This week marked the start of a three-week congressional work period (four weeks for the Senate) with 12 voting days before the August recess and only 120 days remaining until the election. On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin threw a major wrench into ongoing negotiations with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on reconciliation, noting he could not support any tax increases or climate provisions, but remaining open to a health-only package including Medicare prescription drug negotiation and an extension of Affordable Care Act tax credits. Additionally, both chambers of Congress held hearings on the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , the House voted on additional protections for abortion services, and the Administration continued to release policies aimed at protecting reproductive healthcare services. Physician stakeholders also further dove into the details of the proposed physician fee schedule rule, which has many new payment and delivery policies. Congress

House and Senate Committees Hold Hearings on Reproductive Healthcare. This week there were four hearings addressing the impact of Dobbs : The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing entitled “ Reproductive Care in a Post-Roe America: Barriers, Challenges, and […]

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