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(With the start of the 2017 Congress, no related bills have been introduced yet)

  • Legislation Ending “Surprise” Medical Bills Passes the House This month Congress took the first step to deal with the exploitative practice of “surprise” medical bills.”  Legislation is advancing in the House that would protect patients from surprise medical bills and set up the process by which health plans and providers would settle disputed billing amounts. Both Democrats and Republicans are in agreement about one ...
  • Benefit Bulletin: December 2019 President Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand Private Medicare Plans By Rick Delaney, Chairman of the Board President Trump recently signed an executive order intended to change Medicare by expanding the role of Medicare Advantage — the private insurance alternative to Medicare.  Medicare Advantage plans have been growing in popularity in recent years enrolling about one third ...
  • H.R. 576, Seniors Have Eyes, Ears, and Teeth Act If adopted, H.R. 576 would expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) introduced H.R. 576 on January 15, 2019. It has since been referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and to the Committee on Ways and Means. For more information or to view a list of cosponsors, ...
  • S. 22, Medicare Dental Benefit Act If adopted, S. 22 would provide for coverage of dental services under the Medicare program. Under current law, the Medicare program is prohibited from covering most routine dental services like root canals, extractions, fillings, or even cleanings. Senator Ben Cardin (MD) introduced S. 22 on January 3, 2019. It has since been referred to the Committee on Finance. For ...

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