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McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 5, 2021


McDermott+Consulting is pleased to provide the McDermottPlus Check-Up, your regular update on health care policy from Washington, DC. This Week’s Dose

The Senate is expected to pass its version of coronavirus (COVID-19) relief legislation as early as this weekend after the House passed its package along party lines late last week. The Senate Finance Committee sent the nomination of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Senate floor. Congress

Congress Advanced COVID-19 Relief Package

After the House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan , by a largely party-line vote of 219-212 late last week, the Senate quickly released its own version and took up consideration of the bill. The Senate version is substantially similar to the House version, but contains key changes, including an additional $8.5 billion in relief funding for certain providers – still far short of the $35 billion sought by stakeholders. In comparison to past relief bills, the provider funding is not broadly available, but rather is targeted at only rural entities. The Senate bill does not define what constitutes an eligible rural provider, but presumably, […]

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