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McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 13, 2020

Lawmakers are considering additional emergency funding to address the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as US cases top 1,000. The Administration released long-awaited information blocking and interoperability rules.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 28, 2020

The Administration requested emergency funding to fight the coronavirus epidemic, and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar defended the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget on Capitol Hill.

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Analyzing the President’s FY 2021 Budget: Key HHS Proposals

On February 10, 2020, the White House released its $4.8 trillion FY 2021 budget proposal. In the area of healthcare, the president requested $94.5 billion in discretionary budget authority for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which represents a 10% decrease from the 2020 enacted level.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 17, 2020

The House of Representatives voted to formally present the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, kicking off the trial phase of the impeachment process. The Senate trial is expected to tie-up and stall legislation in the upper chamber for several weeks, and perhaps longer. House lawmakers, meanwhile, continued to grapple with surprise…

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 28, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Lots of movement in Congress ahead of the Fourth of July recess with the House and Senate both advancing a number of health care bills. President Trump also signed an executive order this week, continuing the Administration’s focus on health care transparency.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 7, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Congress is back, and this week marked the start of another busy legislative session. Work continues on drug pricing, surprise billing and cost containment, and negotiations have begun on an extenders package as well.

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