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Senators Move to Bolster Care for Medicare-Medicaid Patients

Nov. 23, 2022, 9:36 PM

A bipartisan group of US senators is working to develop legislation that would improve how individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid are cared for and covered.

The lawmakers, led by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), sent a letter to health-care and patient communities seeking information that would help Congress craft a bill to fix the structural problems plaguing the “dual-eligible” population.

Currently, 12.2 million poor, elderly, or disabled individuals are considered dual eligible. Many of them exhibit chronic health issues that are both complex and expensive.

The care of dual eligibles also has proved costly because of billing issues ...