CMS Requests Health Equity Fund To Execute Biden Executive Orders

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / May 28, 2021 at 7:23 PM
CMS wants to create a dedicated $25 million health equity pot so it can implement two of the Biden administration’s executive orders that direct agencies to identify systemic barriers to their programs and address the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color. Health equity is one of the priorities CMS highlights in its budget justification to Congress, which was released Friday (May 28), shortly after the Biden administration released the overall budget. Other budget highlights were $50 million for COVID-19...

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