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E&C considers bills overturning Biden rules

Apr 30, 2024
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The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee considered several bills this morning that would overturn recently issued Biden administration rules on nursing home staffing and Medicaid payments.

Driving the news: It's a sign of Republican pushback as the Biden administration tries to beat a crucial deadline and avoid the threat of regulations being overturned by the next Congress.

Zoom in: One of the bills would block the Biden administration's rule to impose minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes, which was issued last week.

  • That bill was already approved out of Ways and Means in March, with one Democrat voting with Republicans in favor of the legislation.
  • Another bill would prohibit finalizing the rule that alters Medicaid payment practices for home or community based services, which was also issued last week.

What's next: Watch for a mark-up on the bills, and whether there is any bipartisan support for them.

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