Advocates Urge HHS To Renew Public Health Emergency

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / May 11, 2022 at 4:45 PM
Hospitals, providers, nursing homes and children’s health advocates are begging the Biden administration to extend the public health emergency though October, arguing COVID-19 variants will run rampant without the flexibilities made available during the PHE, including the Medicaid renewals freeze and FDA’s emergency use authorizations for new vaccines, tests and treatments. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra extended HHS’ public health emergency on April 12 through mid-July . The administration has promised to give states and stakeholders 60 days’ notice before letting...

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