Katherine Jett Hayes

Opinion: If Nothing Else, the Budget Act Is a Win for Chronic Care
Deficit hawks might not like the recent budget deal, but it brings hope to people living with disabilities and chronic illness

While the recent passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 caused alarm for deficit hawks, one piece of it has given hope to those working to address the needs of people living with disabilities or chronic illness. By reshaping coverage and payment under Medicare, the CHRONIC Care Act could accomplish what decades of federal policy have not.

Now all we have to do is make sure the new law is implemented to create meaningful change.