House Approves Labor-HHS Spending Blueprint for FY2020

Last week the House of Representatives approved legislation that provides discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In total, H.R. 2740 would dole out a combined $192 billion for the Departments of Labor, HHS, and Education, and their related agencies. Every year in the appropriations process specific funding levels need to…

Bill to Create Long-Term Care Insurance Medicare Benefit Introduced in Congress

A high-ranking Democrat has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to establish a long-term care insurance benefit under Medicare The bill from Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6), Ranking Member of the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act , would make available funding on a self-directed approach for beneficiaries to purchase goods and services that…