Washington Update, August 7, 2020

The capital city is focused right now on reaching an agreement on the next bill to address the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Should legislation get enacted, it is expected to be the last COVID bill before the election. Congressional...

Washington Update, July 22, 2020

The name of the game on Capitol Hill is still the next COVID bill, which is being negotiated now that Congress is back from recess (having returned on Monday, July 20). It is expected that legislation will be enacted before Congress adjourns in two or three weeks for...

Washington Update, July 2, 2020

From July 3 until July 20, both the House and Senate will be in recess, which presents a good time to educate your Members of Congress about the pandemic-related challenges facing families of children and youth with special health care needs, the health care providers...

Washington Update, June 10, 2020

For the first time in recent memory, the news in DC has been dominated by something other than the coronavirus pandemic – the issue of systemic racism and law-enforcement treatment of Black Americans, which many experts view as a public health issue . See the 2019...

Washington Update, May 28, 2020

Since May 15, when the House passed its most recent coronavirus bill, is has been fairly quiet in the DC health-policy world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released a 60-page document which outlines its actions and resources in response to...

Washington Update, May 19, 2020

Last week the House of Representatives passed, mostly along party-lines, a comprehensive Democratic bill to address the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Among other measures, it would provide additional funding for Medicaid. (The bill does...