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February 19, 2021 | Daily News

While lawmakers and health care advocates say President Joe Biden’s pick for CMS administrator will help the administration tackle COVID-19, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure has not publicly discussed whether she thinks certain pandemic-related policies or waivers, like those expanding telehealth, should continue after the pandemic.

February 17, 2021 | Daily News

Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine (VA) and Michael Bennet (CO) Wednesday (Feb.17) previewed an updated version of their legislation to create a new public option in the exchanges that relies on Medicare infrastructure and allows for higher reimbursement rates for rural hospitals than did earlier versions.

February 17, 2021 | Daily News

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra on Feb. 24, the day after the Senate health committee considers his nomination.

February 17, 2021 | Daily News

More than 150 Democratic members of Congress and 23 attorneys general are backing plaintiffs in an appeals case that seeks to prevent FDA from enforcing in-person prescribing restrictions for the abortion medication mifepristone.

February 16, 2021 | Daily News

House Oversight & Reform Committee Republicans spent more than eight hours in a markup Friday (Feb. 12) trying to stop, or impose greater restrictions on, the $350 billion in COVID-19 relief Democrats proposed for state and local governments to use on pandemic-related expenses, including closing budget shortfalls -- but they failed on a party line vote.

February 16, 2021 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce legislation to remove the cap on inflationary drug rebates in Medicaid would save taxpayers $15.9 billion over a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

February 16, 2021 | Daily News

After a month of pressure from advocates who blamed Republicans for holding up the process, the Senate health committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra on Feb. 23, and Senate Finance committee staff said they expect to announce a hearing for him later this week.

February 16, 2021 | Daily News

After a month of pressure from advocates who blamed Republicans for holding up the process, the Senate health committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra on Feb. 23, and Senate Finance committee staff said they expect to announce a hearing for him later this week.

February 12, 2021 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said the committee would revisit whether to permanently let states extend Medicaid postpartum coverage for one year after a child is born, rejecting a Republican proposal Friday (Feb. 12).

February 12, 2021 | Daily News

Senators should hold a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s HHS Secretary nominee Xaiver Becerra once they return later this month from break, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, among others, demanded in a press call Friday (Feb. 12), pointing out additional appointments to CMS and other agencies can’t be filled until the secretary is in place.

February 12, 2021 | Daily News

Twenty-five House Democrats are demanding that HHS explicitly prohibit providers from giving wealthy, influential individuals preferential access to COVID-19 vaccines.

February 12, 2021 | Daily News

Two Florida-based medical organizations are asking Congress to extend the temporary 6.2% bump in federal Medicaid matching funds (FMAP) until at least June 30, 2022 -- six months more than when it’s currently expected to end -- arguing states need the increased funds beyond the pandemic so they can manage the thousands more enrolled in Medicaid and avoid cuts to hospitals and providers.

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and his Democratic colleagues rejected a Republican amendment Thursday (Feb. 12) to add $35 billion in provider relief funds to the COVID-19 relief package, including batches of $5 billion for Medicaid and rural providers.

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

The House Way & Means Committee cleared its piece of the chamber’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package, which would increase and enhance Affordable Care Act tax credits, provide maximum credits to anyone on unemployment in 2021, subsidize COBRA, and offer tax relief to Americans who would otherwise have to return ACA subsidy overpayments.

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats struck down Republicans’ attempt to direct FDA to use $100 million, of the $500 million allocated to the agency in E&C’s COVID-19 relief proposal, to review novel and repurposed therapies for COVID-19.

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

State Medicaid programs would see a temporary 7.35% increase in federal matching funds in order to improve their home- and community-based service options under the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s portion of Democrats’ pandemic relief bill, to be marked up Thursday (Feb. 11).

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee marks up legislation Thursday (Feb. 11) that would let states voluntarily extend full Medicaid and CHIP coverage for up to one year postpartum -- but unlike a previous proposal passed by the committee in 2019, the new language wouldn’t provide any additional federal matching funds (FMAP).

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Thursday (Feb. 4) introduced an antitrust bill that could impact drug industry mergers and several drug industry practices, including product hopping and rebate walls, antitrust lawyers say.

February 11, 2021 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday (Feb. 4) introduced narrowly tailored legislation to let FDA remove orphan drug exclusivity when drug companies cannot prove that drugs would be economically unviable if they were to face competition.

February 10, 2021 | Daily News

The House Education & Labor Committee Wednesday morning completed marking up its section of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package with its COBRA subsidy provision intact after Democrats rejected a GOP amendment that would have barred the federal funding for plans that cover abortion.

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