What a difference a week makes. Senate Democrats are zeroing in on a health-focused reconciliation effort after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) expressed opposition to climate and tax-related policies within the filibuster-proof bill. It sounds as though the only health-focused measures in this bill will be for drug pricing and an extension (likely for 2 years) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium subsidies. The next stop for the bill is the Senate parliamentarian for a review to ensure the bill complies with Senate rules, and then onto the floor for a vote.

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