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Health Care Policy in the Lame Duck: What Congress should and shouldn’t do as the 117th Congress comes to an end

Former Senior Policy Analyst
Drew Keyes is a former Senior Policy Analyst at the Paragon Health Institute. Drew brings nearly a decade of experience as a Congressional staffer, where he worked to advance conservative, free-market principles.
Senior Policy Analyst at Paragon Health Institute
Joe Albanese is a Senior Policy Analyst with Paragon Health Institute. He comes to Paragon with over six years of federal and nonprofit public policy experience.

As the 117th Congress ends, much focus is already on the make-up and agenda for the 118th Congress. However, there are several key health policy changes that will likely be considered in the current lame-duck session as part of a larger appropriations measure. Current appropriations are set to expire on December 16th. This policy brief will analyze which policies will likely be considered and how policymakers should or should not address these issues.

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