TX Lawmakers To HHS: Put ARPA-H Headquarters In Texas

A group of Texas Republicans are calling on HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to establish the headquarters of the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) in their home state, arguing Texas is the best place for the agency to fulfill its mission of accelerating health research. “To fully achieve this goal, it is essential that HHS establish ARPA-H in Texas where there is existing medical infrastructure, access to state-of-the-art bio-medical research institutions, and diverse workforce and patient populations,” the...
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FDA Authorizes COVID Booster For Kids 5-11 As Cases In Children Rise

FDA on Tuesday (May 17) authorized a booster shot of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, coming as an increasing number of kids contract and get admitted to the hospital with the disease. The agency did not provide an update on the status of vaccines for kids under 5; FDA has not yet authorized a primary series for that age group. COVID-19 infection in general has been less severe in children than adults, but the...
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Several States Await 1332 Approvals, Legislatures Push ACA-Related Bills

Colorado and several other states await CMS responses to1332 waiver requests submitted earlier this year. While Colorado seeks permission to waive certain Affordable Care Act requirements to pave the way to implement its new Colorado Option, most other states want to extend existing reinsurance programs. State legislatures have also passed, or are working to pass, laws to boost funding for ACA outreach, expand coverage to more populations, tackle health costs, and increase the focus on primary and behavioral care. Alaska...
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