Bennet Applauds Senate Passage of CHRONIC Care Act

Legislation Includes Bennet Provision to Expand Independence at Home Program

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the Senate'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 will help 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. The House should pass this bill quickly 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 earlier this year. The legislation includes a provision to expand the Independence at Home (IAH) program, based on a bill Bennet introduced with Edward Markey (D-MA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and John Cornyn (R-TX).

The Senate today unanimously approved the legislation.

Click HERE for a copy of the bill.