We expect Democrats to pursue a three-pronged strategy to expanding health care coverage:
1. A Covid stimulus package;
2. Budget reconciliation, and;
3. A series of administrative actions, including regulations, sub-regulatory action, and waivers and demonstrations that are fairly unique to the health sector.
The release of Biden’s Covid/stimulus plan late last week gives us an early indication of how Democrats intend to proceed on health care coverage expansion, but it’s far from the full picture.