Stuart: Congress, Decoupling, COBRA Subsidies, Abortion, and HSAs
The next two weeks are crucial for healthcare legislation, as the 116th Congress proposes probably its last major bill prior to the November election.
Buckle your seat belts. The Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Trump Administration will be in furious negotiations during the next two weeks to craft a fifth pandemic-relief bill before Congress adjourns for August recess by the end of the week of Aug. 3. There’s political capital to be gained by passing a bill, but coming to a final agreement won’t be easy.
The largest healthcare-related topics on the agenda are decoupling Health Savings Accounts from HSA-qualified medical coverage and subsidies for laid-off workers who qualify to continue coverage through COBRA.