Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he plans to hold a vote as soon as this week on a narrow COVID-19 relief package that leaves out several healthcare industry priorities.
The bill’s official unveiling comes as bipartisan talks on a broader package have stalled. The new bill includes liability protections that healthcare providers wanted, but doesn’t set aside the additional $100 billion in grants providers had asked for or relax Medicare loan terms, according to text of the proposal. Democrats don’t like the proposal, and it is unlikely to advance.
“Today, the Senate Republican majority is introducing a new targeted proposal, focused on some of the very most urgent healthcare, education and economic issues. It does not contain every idea our party