Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session.
MAJOR HEALTH POLICY UNLIKELY IN POTENTIAL DEBT-SPENDING DEAL
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Trump administration edge closer to a sweeping agreement to avoid a government shutdown and debt default, it’s increasingly unlikely major healthcare provisions will be included.
Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been working to permanently lift sequester-imposed budget caps as well as the extend the government’s borrowing authority through July 2012. Mnuchin has warned that without congressional action Washington could reach the debt ceiling shortly after Labor Day.
Democrats want to wrap up a deal this week in advance of the House’s scheduled adjournment Friday, for a monthlong recess.