October 11, 2021
Cong. Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Allow Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Republican Congressman James Comer (KY-1) introduced the Choose Home Care Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation allows qualifying Medicare beneficiaries recovering from a hospitalization to choose to receive post-hospital services in their homes, rather than in an institutional setting.
Due to COVID-19 and related health emergencies, institutionalized healthcare carries significant risks, including increased patient mortality. Beneficiaries opting for home health care as an alternative to institutionalization will still receive competent care, with much less risk and much less cost than their institutionalized counterparts.