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Next Cures Medical Research Bill Builds on Biden’s Past Support

Dec. 8, 2020, 6:36 PM

President-elect Joe Biden’s shepherding of a landmark biomedical innovation law bodes well for a second effort to improve access to digital health and reform the Medicare agency.

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said a draft version of Cures 2.0, the followup to the 21st Century Cures law, will come out early next year, with the aim of passing it next year. Biden, whose cancer moonshot initiative was part of the 2016 law (Pub. L. 114-255), presided over the Senate when it passed that chamber.

“Hopefully by the spring, we’ll be well on our way to ...