October 13,1999

Roth Releases Bipartisan Medicare

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today released his proposed Chairman's mark on the "Balanced Budget Adjustment Act of 1999." This mark was developed in close collaboration with ranking Democratic member Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). The proposal addresses adjustments in the following areas: skilled nursing facilities, hospice services, hospital outpatient departments, home health services, teaching hospitals, rural initiatives, Medicare + Choice, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

The proposed Chairman's mark and a two page outline are available on our website. Revenue information will be available on Thursday, October 14, 1999.

***NOTE: 10/13/99 2:40pm: The two-page outline is posted; the mark will be posted sometime after 3pm.***