Washington Update September 25, 2019

The big news from last week: Congress has passed the Autism CARES Act, and it is expected to be signed by the president. More good news: the US Customs and Immigration Services has decided to continue processing medical “deferred action” requests, which will make it...

Washington Update September 18, 2019

Congress came back from its August recess last week and is working to develop legislation on surprise medical bills and prescription drug prices, among other things. While the Washington Update was on recess, the administration issued its final rule on the “public...

Washington Update, August 9, 2019

SPECIAL BULLETIN:  The 5-year funding extension for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers is now law! Greetings from Washington! GREAT NEWS! The president has signed the bill that extends funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) for five...

Washington Update, August 1, 2019

GOOD NEWS! Congress has passed legislation to extend funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) for five more years (through FY 2024) at the current funding level of $6 million per year! The legislation also makes permanent the provision that...

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