Healthcare Extenders in an Election Year (March 2024 Update) - McDermott+Consulting

Healthcare Extenders in an Election Year (March 2024 Update)

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. On March 8, 2024, Congress passed the first of two appropriations bills along with a small healthcare package that extended certain programs through the end of the year. On March 22, 2024, Congress passed the second of the two appropriations bills. No healthcare specific policies were included in the second appropriations bill, but a few programs were extended to the end of the calendar year with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding extension.

However, several important healthcare programs were not included in this package, and others will either run out of funding or face dramatic cuts to existing funding once the December 2024 deadline passes. The below chart tracks healthcare programs that require congressional action between now and 2032, and highlights related recent congressional action on each.