Washington Healthcare Update – June 2021 #3 | McGuireWoods Consulting – JDSupra – JD Supra

This week in Washington: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Upcoming Hearings/Markups



  • House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2022 Bill Schedule
  • Accountable Care in Rural America Act Reintroduced
  • House Republicans Send Becerra Letter Asking for Greater Investment in COVID-19 Therapies
  • Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill to Authorize CMS to Work With Localities to Expand Medicaid Coverage
  • Rep. Manchin Asks President Biden to Nominate a Permanent FDA Commissioner


  • Bipartisan Manufacturing API, Drugs, and Excipients (MADE) in America Act Reintroduced
  • Bipartisan Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act Introduced
  • Republican Doctors Caucus Members Ask FDA to Research COVID-19 Immunity


  • HHS Proposes Rescinding Trump-Era 340B Health Center Rule
  • FDA Launches International Generic Drug Cluster
  • FDA Panel Discusses Safety Concerns for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children
  • FDA Authorizes Additional Johnson & Johnson Vaccines From Emergent
  • Biden Administration Purchases Additional 200 Million Doses of Moderna Vaccine

Proposed Rules

  • CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Delay Medicaid Multiple Best Price Policy
  • CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Payment Rates and Policies for Inpatient and Long-Term Hospitals
  • CMS Interim Final Rule Requires LTC Providers to Report Vaccination Rates and Educate Staff and Residents


  • Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Affordable Care Act
  • U.S. District Court Rejects Biden Administration Request to Dismiss AstraZeneca Lawsuit


  • GAO Report on Direct-to-Consumer Advertising
  • GAO Report on TSA Efforts to Reduce Infectious Disease
  • GAO Report on VA Procurement of Medical Supplies

Upcoming Hearings/Markups

June 22

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Hearing: “Vaccines: America’s Shot at Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic”
10:00 a.m.
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June 23

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Hearing: “An Epidemic Continues: Youth Vaping in America”
10:00 a.m.