Many healthcare programs are extended for specific time periods, as short as one or two years or as long as 10, and are usually renewed through the annual appropriations bills. However, when the government operates under short-term continuing resolutions (CRs), programs that need to be extended are either temporarily not addressed, or extended along with the length of the CR.
The two-part, “laddered” CR currently funding the government has deadlines of March 1 and March 8, 2024, to pass major spending bills and avert a government shutdown. These are also significant dates for several important healthcare programs that either run out of funding or face dramatic cuts to existing funding once those deadlines pass. Download our chart that tracks healthcare programs requiring congressional action between now and 2032, and highlights related recent congressional action on each.
UPDATED JANUARY 22, 2024