Inside CMS - 06/25/2020

House, Senate To Ramp Up Focus On Racial Health Disparities

By Michelle M. Stein / June 19, 2020 at 7:24 PM
The House Energy & Commerce Committee set up a taskforce on racial health disparities, including those due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Senate Finance ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (OR) suggested policies for improving the health of minorities in response to Chair Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) request for input on the issue. The House Ways & Means Committee, meanwhile, received more than 75 responses to its recent health-disparities hearing that ask the committee to focus on racism in health care structures and...

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