Health Affairs | November 23, 2021Read the Publication
On November 19, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the highly anticipated Build Back Better Act. Democrats have been debating the scope of the legislation for months and, after several rounds of changes, the House passed this version by a vote of 220 to 213. No Republicans voted in favor of the bill; only one Democrat voted against it. Passage followed the release of the bill’s estimated cost by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). From here, the legislation moves to the U.S. Senate where it can be passed by a simple majority.