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No Need to Wait Until 2020 for Useful Health Reform

A bipartisan Senate bill proposes practical reforms that could make it easier and less costly for Americans to get drugs and treatment.

First, do no harm.

First, do no harm.

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In the midst of an escalating trade war and calls to impeach the President, health policy can fall by the wayside. But a modest bipartisan miracle shouldn’t be ignored. 

The health-care debate in the U.S. usually occurs along strict political battle lines. There are at least a few things, though, that both parties agree on. A new bipartisan draft bill released by the leaders of the Senate health committee Thursday afternoon would crack down on surprise bills, abusive hospital contracts, and certain drug costs.