Coronavirus Bulletin

Unemployed Workers, Abandoned by House Democrats, Continue to Receive Relief Through Trump Administration

October 15, 2020 — Blog

More than 25 million Americans who lost their job due to COVID-19 shut downs continue to receive unemployment benefits. Yet, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats continue to stall additional targeted COVID-relief, including for unemployed workers. In August, President Trump stepped-in to fill the void caused by Democrats’ inaction by using executive authority to create the

Trump Administration Continues to Expand Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

October 15, 2020 — Blog

Key Takeaway: In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access, CMS announced yesterday an additional set of telehealth services that Medicare will pay for during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), as well as additional support for Medicaid and the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP). As the Trump Administration ...

Further Relief for Providers on the Way

October 14, 2020 — Blog

Key points: Congress has set aside over $175 billion to directly help health care providers and hospitals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of October 5, more than $105 billion has been distributed to over 530,000 providers. This funding has served as a lifeline to ensure continued access to health care in our communities. ...

Americans’ Leadership in Medicine Manufacturing Can Stop the Next Pandemic: Former FDA Commissioner

October 05, 2020 — Blog

Former Head of the Food and Drug Administration and National Cancer Institute, Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, recently praised the efforts of Ways and Means Committee member Dr. Brad Wenstrup in an op-ed for Morning Consult.   “COVID-19 has emphasized an urgent need to modernize how we manufacture medicines. Americans would benefit most from improving how we ...