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WASHINGTON — A $1 trillion stimulus proposal unveiled Thursday evening by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a veritable treasure trove for the health care industry.

Some provisions, like long-sought reforms meant to alleviate drug shortages and impose restrictions on the prices insurers can charge for coronavirus tests, will surely help with America’s response effort to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, known as Covid-19.


Other provisions are long-stalled, unrelated public health measures that are widely considered good policy, like measures to incentivize the development of new antibiotic drugs.

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