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 not include additional funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.) The Senate will develop its own bill, but is not expected take action until June. Meanwhile, the administration released a three-phase plan for “opening up” the country, and announced the establishment of “Operation Warp Speed,” a public-private partnership to speed the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

Read here learn more, and be sure to check out useful resources and webinars. At the end of the Update is a summary of some key information about Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments and links to further information.

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