Bennet Applauds Passage of CHRONIC Care Act

Legislation Passed by Committee Includes Bennet Priorities

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the Senate Finance Committee's passage of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill to strengthen and improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions.

"Today's passage of the CHRONIC Care Act is an important step forward for people suffering from debilitating diseases in Colorado and across the country," Bennet said. "Chronic conditions strain families and increase health care costs. By modernizing the Medicare program, we can address both of these challenges. We'll work to advance this bill, so we can improve the health and well-being of families, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes."

Bennet and other members of the Finance Committee introduced the CHRONIC Care Act last month. The legislation includes a provision to expand the Independence at Home (IAH) program, based on a bill Bennet introduced with Senators Markey, Portman, and Cornyn earlier this year.

The Senate Finance Committee today approved the legislation unanimously by a vote of 26-0.