Burgess-DeGette Bipartisan Bill Would Enable Congress to Better Assess Long-Term Savings from Disease Prevention Efforts
WASHINGTON – Nearly 80 healthcare organizations, including the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), have endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced today that would modernize Congressional Budget Office scoring procedures for preventive health initiatives, examining the potential for long-term health savings that might occur beyond the conventional 10-year budget window.
The Preventive Health Savings Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today by Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Diana DeGette (D-CO). The legislation would give chairs or ranking minority members of budget and health-related committees the ability to request a budget analysis of preventive health programs for two 10-year periods beyond the conventional 10-year window. More Details »