April 16, 2021
President Biden Faces Uphill Battle on Infrastructure
On April 2nd, President Biden unveiled a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan aimed at improving transit, protecting the environment and boosting the nation’s readiness for 5G technologies. Right now, the proposal seeks to fund itself through higher taxes on corporations over the next 15 years. The President says he views the document as more of a starting point for negotiations than a final product; the plan still has yet to garner bipartisan support. At this time, no health care provisions have been included in the infrastructure plan; AHPA will continue to monitor additions to the bill’s language. Depending on which details make it into the final version, the President may seek to pass the bill through budget reconciliation; budget experts caution that the Administration must first make sure it meets reconciliation requirements.