In the Update this week:

  • The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear oral arguments in the ACA case during next year’s term, which begins in October 2020. A decision is not likely to be rendered until the following spring.
  • The novel coronavirus of 2019 is taking over the world…of health news, and this Update, at least. Read about the virus and the policies and politics surrounding it, and find links to resources for families and family leaders.

In case you missed it: The February 26 Update reports that the “public charge” rule went into effect nationwide on February 24, and provides resources on the rule for families that might be affected.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please see the “Your Input Sought” section for details and information about how to submit comments on Out-of-State Provision of Medicaid Services for Children with Medically Complex Conditions (part of implementing the ACE Kids Act), due March 23.

Coronavirus: You can keep up to date on this topic via the CDC’s webpage on the novel coronavirus. You can also subscribe to a new COVID-19 newsletter, and follow the CDC on social media: @CDCgov; Facebook; Instagram. Links to additional resources are provided at the end of this Update.

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