This week in Washington: House committees hold budget reconciliation markups for COVID-19.

House

Ways & Means Finishes Markup of COVID-19 Relief Measures
On Feb. 11, the House Ways & Means Committee cleared its piece of the House’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package, which would increase Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credits, provide maximum credits to anyone

This week in Washington: Congress moves towards budget reconciliation.

Hearings/Markups

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: No Time to Lose: Solutions to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in the States

Tuesday, February 2: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

This week in Washington: President Biden issues important executive orders on healthcare.

Congress

Rep. Underwood Reintroduces Bill Enhancing ACA Credits
On Jan. 19, Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) reintroduced legislation to expand and enhance the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax credits, also included in President Biden’s health reform agenda. The Health Care Affordability Act of 2021

This week in Washington: President Joe Biden begins his term and Congress begins work to confirm cabinet secretaries.

Wyden and Pallone Send Letter to CMS, Concerned over Section 1115 Demonstrations

On Jan. 19, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote to outgoing Centers

This week in Washington: The 117th Congress will be in session on Jan. 21.

Administration

CMS: 2022 Requests for Applications for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model and its Hospice Benefit Component
On Jan. 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a

This week in Washington: COVID-19 relief bill negotiations begin in earnest; Congress works on Appropriations bills hoping to have them passed before government funding ends on Dec. 11.

House

Pelosi, Schumer Support Bipartisan $908B Pandemic Relief Proposal
On Dec. 2, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they are endorsing a