House Passes Two Bipartisan Dingell Bills to Improve Medicare
The House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to improve Medicare so seniors have better access to the healthcare they need.
The House has passed the Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act which Dingell introduced with Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski. This bill directs the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to finalize regulations related to a law passed in 2015 to make improvements to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act will give certain seniors the ability to remain in their community instead of going to a nursing facility.
Additionally, the House passed the Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act which Dingell introduced with Illinois Republican Peter Roskam. This bill establishes a pilot program to test the use of smart card technology to crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare program.
Dingell is a steadfast supporter of Medicare in Congress. She has repeatedly fought against efforts to cut funding or benefits for Medicare recipients.