SUMMARY OF KEY HEALTH PROVISIONS IN THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021
Summary Of Key Health Provisions In The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
MEG GILLEY | SHEILA MADHANI | MARA MCDERMOTT | KRISTEN O’BRIEN | JESSICA ROTH | RACHEL STAUFFER | KATIE WALDO | RODNEY WHITLOCK, PH.D. | ERIC ZIMMERMAN –WWW.MCDERMOTTPLUS.COM
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect millions of lives and every aspect of the US economy. After months of debate and discussion, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that was attached to the $1.4 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R 133). H.R. 133 funds the government through the end of the current fiscal year (September 30, 2021); the COVID-19 provisions deliver additional aid to businesses, provide a $300 per week increase in unemployment insurance benefits, and direct $600 stimulus payments to certain Americans. The bill also provides targeted relief for healthcare providers and further funds vaccine and testing distribution. Additionally, the massive bill served as a vehicle for dozens of non-COVID-19-related healthcare provisions.
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