The House advanced on Monday one of the bipartisan bright spots in Congress this year: health care legislation called the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which passed in a 320-71 vote.

The bill also authorizes increased funding for community health centers, Daniel reports.

But the increase that passed Monday night — an annual 10 percent boost through calendar year 2025 — is far less than a Senate proposal.

Some community health advocates hope Monday’s vote will jump-start negotiations with the Senate, where leaders have signaled they’re looking for more than what’s in the House bill, Amanda Pears Kelly, CEO of Advocates for Community Health, told Pulse. Funding expires in mid-January. Read more.

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