While structured mainly around government spending and the federal budget, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included several items that directly affect Medicare.
The legislation, passed in February 2018, is affecting Medicare and Medicare beneficiaries in some of the following ways.
Review the congressional text to further explore some of the Medicare changes that will result from the landmark legislation.
To offset some of the changes brought on by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Medicare Part B and Part D premiums will increase in 2019 for high-income beneficiaries.
The legislation also reduces the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention & Public Health Fund by $1.35 billion over 10 years.
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