Can Congress tackle chronic illness in Medicare patients?

The costly epidemic of chronic illness is generating serious congressional interest. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), along with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), have introduced the Better Care, Lower Cost Act (S. 1932 / H.R. 3890). The bill would establish a “Better Care Program” to allow for a new subset of Medicare plans …
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