Bipartisan Senate budget deal includes funding for CHIP but leaves out individual health insurance marketplaces

Washington, D.C. National Capitol Building
The Senate reached a rare bipartisan agreement on Wednesday. (Getty/tupungato)

The Senate reached a rare bipartisan agreement on Wednesday that would fund several health programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program, accelerate the closing of the Medicare drug coverage “doughnut hole” and repeal the controversial Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Missing from the deal is legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance marketplaces.

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