Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Combating the High Cost of Healthcare

Today the Senate began debating S.2260, “An Act improving the quality of health care and reducing costs through increased transparency, efficiency and innovation”. The bill aims to achieve reforms to reduce the cost of our healthcare system.

The Republican Senate Caucus has filed amendments to the bill to target major cost drivers such as Medicaid abuse and fraud, and costly mandates created by state government. The debate, which ended shortly after 7:30pm tonight, will continue on Thursday, May 17. Please check back tomorrow for a complete list of amendments that the caucus has filed and key votes taken today.