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These Medicare Changes May Be Included in the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

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Changes to Medicare that advocates have been seeking may end up in the next federal coronavirus relief legislation,  experts say.

The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to unveil its version of the next stimulus package in late July as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to slow economic recovery and unemployment remains high.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, indicated in public comments Monday that the theme of the next relief legislation would be “liability reform, kids in school, jobs and health care.”

While specifics of the legislation are uncertain, consumer advocates hope to see provisions that would ...