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December 10, 2019

White House backs emerging deal on health care costs

  • It would provide $20 billion to finance community health centers and take steps toward limiting the growth of prescription drug prices.
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms.

    While the deal's fate remained uncertain, enactment would give President Donald Trump and lawmakers of both parties a chance to crow about a rare legislative achievement during a bitterly divisive period dominated by Democrats' drive toward impeaching Trump.

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