For Managed Care, Democrats’ Spending Bill Is Mixed Bag

Among a slew of health care-related provisions in the most recent draft of the Build Back Better Act, the one with the biggest implications for health insurers is likely the proposal that would temporarily close the Medicaid “coverage gap.” But for the health care industry at large, the proposal that packs the biggest punch in H.R. 5376 is the narrowed-down — but still significant — set of drug pricing reforms recently added to the bill.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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