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During this week’s confirmation hearings, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra said that he looks forward to working on an end-of-life care pilot designed to improve patient and family satisfaction while reducing costs. During the hearing, held by the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) shared that improving end-of-life care…

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White Americans are getting vaccinated at a higher rate than minorities despite increased infections and deaths in communities of color, according to initial data. The serious illness care field must come together to tackle health inequities and ensure that vaccines reach those who need them most. C-TAC is dedicated to ensuring that all those living…

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Each week, C-TAC compiles the latest legislative and regulatory updates affecting the serious illness care field, combined with insider analysis from our policy experts. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: House Preparing to Vote on COVID-19 Stimulus Package Biden Targets Diverse Groups with Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19 Funds Reminder: Biden-Harris COVID-19…

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President Joe Biden has selected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as his nominee to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), according to the Washington Post and other news outlets. Brooks-LaSure served at CMS during the Obama Administration, where she was involved in launching the Affordable Care Act and was Deputy Director of the agency’s health…

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C-TAC is calling on the Biden-Harris Administration to explicitly address ongoing visitation challenges for people with serious illness as part of their national COVID-19 response strategy. In a letter to the Administration’s COVID-19 response leadership, C-TAC noted the suffering that strict visitation restrictions have caused seriously-ill patients, their families, and the providers taking care of…

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Each week, C-TAC compiles the latest legislative and regulatory updates affecting the serious illness care field, combined with insider analysis from our policy experts. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: Biden-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Holding Public Meeting Senate HELP Committee Adds HHS Secretary Confirmation to Calendar for Feb.…

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By: Sabreen Huq, Partnerships and Programs Intern, C-TAC Hi there! I’m Sabreen Huq and I am currently a junior at Brandeis University studying Health: Science, Society & Policy (HSSP) and Economics. I love working towards my passion of driving innovations that support our dynamic healthcare ecosystem through conducting research, both for academic and extracurricular purposes,…

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to begin reimbursing low-income families for funeral and burial costs related to the coronavirus. This measure was included in the COVID-19 relief legislation that was passed in late December. While the criteria for eligibility is not yet finalized, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Monday, February 8th that families can be reimbursed…

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Each week, C-TAC compiles the latest legislative and regulatory updates affecting the serious illness care field, combined with insider analysis from our policy experts. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead: Frontrunner Emerges for Biden’s CMS Administrator House Introduces Bill to Protect Telehealth Access Post-COVID Senate Developing Legislation Designed to Address Social…

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