What might the new Congress do on healthcare? – Pacific Research Institute

What might the new Congress do on healthcare?

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The outcome of this week’s midterm elections is still unclear, but Republicans appear headed for a narrow majority in the House of Representatives.

Divided government means that legislation must have bipartisan appeal if it’s going to have any hope of advancing. On healthcare, there are a few policy initiatives that could attract support from Republicans and Democrats — including relaxing scope-of-practice rules for healthcare providers, expanding access to tax-advantaged Health Savings Accounts, and boosting the availability of telehealth services.

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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