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The Health Provisions in HEALS and Heroes

| Aug 4, 2020 | Federal

After working through their internal disagreements, Senate Republicans recently released a proposal for the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation, called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act, or HEALS. House and Senate leaders, along with representatives from the Trump administration, must reconcile it with the Heroes Act,...[ Read More ]

ICYMI: Inslee and Western leaders send letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in state and local aid

| May 11, 2020 | California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig joined the governors and state legislative leaders of California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada today in urging congressional leadership to dedicate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments...[ Read More ]

HHS announces over $23 million to Oregon health centers as part of CARES Act

Emily Boerger | Apr 9, 2020 | Oregon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday $23 million in funding for 30 health centers in Oregon as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding makes up a portion of the $1.3 billion in total funds awarded to health...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: State budget, Counties on COVID-19, CARES Act funding

| Apr 9, 2020 | California

We have launched two new daily emails for you if you are interested in tracking our coverage at the nexus of health care and health policy even further. One afternoon newsletter covers our reporting on COVID, while an early morning newsletter gives you a run down of all of our daily reporting at...[ Read More ]

The health-related provisions in the $2.2 trillion emergency legislation

| Mar 27, 2020 | Federal

As the number of Americans infected with the novel coronavirus increased rapidly in recent weeks, Congress responded with three pieces of emergency legislation, including the $2.2 trillion bill assembled by both parties in the Senate that is set to be signed into law soon. This latest bill includes scores of...[ Read More ]