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Biden picks Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead CMS

Michael Goldberg | Feb 17, 2021 | Federal

Topical Agenda for the 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference now available

Patrick Jones | Feb 11, 2021 | Federal

The Topical Agenda for the 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference on April 7th-8th is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a single...[ Read More ]

NFL Alumni team with CDC in effort to combat COVID-19

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 9, 2021 | Federal

The NFL Alumni Association (NFLA) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for an initiative to spread awareness of efforts to combat COVID-19 and fight vaccine skepticism. NFL legends Warren Moon, Franco Harris and Rod Woodson are among a group of former NFL players that have...[ Read More ]

COVID isn't going away. Here are 3 things "chronic COVID" could mean.

DJ Wilson | Feb 9, 2021 | Federal

In newly released information, it appears that if you get sick with the current "wildtype" COVID virus, it will offer no immunity benefit to the new South African variant. There's a lot baked into that statement. Let me explain what it means and what some implications might be for health...[ Read More ]

Novavax vaccine data suggests previous COVID infection may not protect against new variants

Emily Boerger | Feb 8, 2021 | Federal

Chris Murray, MD, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), says data released in the Novavax vaccine trial indicates prior COVID-19 infection may not offer protection against the new South African variant. Murray’s comments came during a keynote conversation at the 2021 Texas State of Reform Health...[ Read More ]

An abbreviated history of budget reconciliation

| Feb 1, 2021 | Federal

Budget reconciliation – the oft-used pathway for expediting tax and spending legislation through Congress – may be poised for another star turn on the national stage. Democratic leaders are signaling they might set it in motion to secure passage of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 response measure. Some background on...[ Read More ]

State-based marketplaces open special enrollment periods alongside federal exchange

Emily Boerger | Jan 28, 2021 | Federal

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday he will sign an executive order to open HealthCare.gov, the federally run health insurance marketplace, for a “Special Enrollment Period” from February 15, 2021 – May 15, 2021. The new enrollment period aims to offer Americans another opportunity to sign up for health coverage...[ Read More ]

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