Outside the Box: Money for the infrastructure bill is coming at the expense of Medicare Part D

House Democrats recently voted to advance the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate last month, setting up a final vote by Sept. 27. The bill will pay for a lot of pavement, bridges and broadband services, but it will also leave a lot of chronically ill people by the side of the road. 

What do sick people have to do with infrastructure? It’s called a tradeoff: a big chunk of the money needed for roads and bridges is being harvested from a suspended administrative rule that would have helped millions of Americans…

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