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Updates matching "Reducing Health Disparities"

April 20, 2021
Oklahoma

Gov. Stitt signs a bill into law to help patients afford appropriate prescriptions.

April 9, 2021
National

Today the Biden administration released preliminary details on its FY 2022 discretionary budget, including $6.5 billion to create a new department within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) dedicated to accelerating the pace of biomedical research for rare and difficult to treat diseases.

March 23, 2021

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing today—the eleventh anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law—on several bills aimed at strengthening the ACA. The bills include funding for outreach and enrollment efforts, money for more navigators to help people find and select coverage, limiting access to short-term limited duration health plans, and bills to reduce premiums and encourage Medicaid expansion, among others.

March 23, 2021

New legislation introduced Tuesday would make permanent a change in Medicaid coverage for cessation services implemented in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 17, 2021

A bill re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday aims to improve access to new and innovative cancer screenings among Medicare beneficiaries in order to increase early detection of more cancers for more Americans.

February 22, 2021
National

Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ® ( NCCN ® ), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ( ACS CAN ) and the National Minority Quality Forum ( NMQF ) presented new ideas for overcoming inequality in oncology.

January 12, 2021
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C – Yesterday, Councilmember Mary Cheh today was joined by eight councilmembers in reintroducing the Flavored Electronic Smoking Device Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021. This legislation will end the sale of certain flavored e-cigarette products in the District of Columbia but falls short by failing to prohibit the sale

January 8, 2021

The approval of Tennessee’s Medicaid 1115 Research and Demonstration waiver by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today is the latest in a wave of approvals in the last few months of waivers that all weaken the state programs.

December 18, 2020
National

The U.S. Senate passed legislation tonight aimed at improving access to clinical trials for communities of color and decreasing health disparities.