Cain in the News: Scoring the Senate Healthcare Bill: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Nathan Bays
June 28, 2017
(AJMC) June 26, 2017 – Shortly before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score for the Senate healthcare bill, Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, and Nathan Bays, managing director at Cain Brothers, a healthcare investment bank, and policy advisor to The Health Management Academy, discussed how the Senate bill stands up to the House bill and speculation about how the CBO might score the bill. For instance, they knew that the bill must generate at least as much savings as the House bill for purposes of passing it through the budget reconciliation process; however, the struggle is balancing the need to generate savings with the policy priorities of various members. They also discuss how the Senate bill handles preexisting conditions by providing states the opportunity to gain waivers for innovation, how subsidies are structured in the Senate bill, Medicaid expansion, and more.
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