In the Update this week:

  • A federal court of appeals upheld the district court’s decision to invalidate the waiver granted to Arkansas that would have allowed the state to implement work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.
  • The Supreme Court indicated that it would make a decision on Friday, February 21, about whether to take up this year the Texas case about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Congress must sort out the competing policies reflected in multiple bills dealing with surprise medical billing.

February is Black History Month.
Visit the Black History Month webpage (HHS Office of Minority Health) to learn more about activities and events, and to download shareable graphics and other related materials.

Rare Disease Day – February 29
HHS and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) recognize February 29 as Rare Disease Day with the theme, “Rare is many, rare is strong, and rare is proud!” Find information, events, and campaign resources at the Rare Disease Day website.

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