How did healthcare insurance companies get a seat at the table for the massive infrastructure bill is beyond me.
President Biden and Congressional Democrats are celebrating the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill at the White House. Remember, of the $1.2 trillion estimated price tag, less than 10 percent –$110 billion – will fund true infrastructure: bridges, roads, tunnels, and waterways.
And what the hell is healthcare doing in the infrastructure bill?
H.R. 3864 will restore a 2 percent cut in reimbursements to Medicare providers, on top of all the other federal payments reductions.
A second health care provision buried in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill delays implementation of the Medicare Part D Rebate Rule, a Trump-era rule that would inject competitive forces into the market for prescription drugs. Just like payment cuts, by delaying this rule, desperately needed drugs will remain unaffordable and therefore unavailable.
And they wonder why there is a going concierge medicine movement that won’t accept Medicare and healthcare insurance. It is The Red Hour for free markets.
“I am Landrieu.” Former mayor of the most corrupt city in the United States. Makes sense that Biden would choose Landrieu to coordinate the infrastructure plan.