HHS IN TRANSITION: FDA, CMS, AND HHS MAY HAVE ACTING LEADERS FOR SOME TIME

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THE COWEN INSIGHT The Biden Administration begins with most of HHS in caretaker mode during what could be a relatively long interim leadership period. Only two operating agencies with HHS have permanent leaders who will serve under Biden: the National Institutes of Health, where Director Francis Collins has been asked to stay on in the … Continue reading “HHS IN TRANSITION: FDA, CMS, AND HHS MAY HAVE ACTING LEADERS FOR SOME TIME”

JAN. 19-22: PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION; BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS

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THE COWEN INSIGHT President-Elect Joe Biden announced his $1.9T “American Rescue Plan” last week ahead of his inauguration on Wednesday. We believe most of the healthcare provisions in the plan, which total around $400B, will get done either as part of this initial package or via a second effort that will likely utilize the budget … Continue reading “JAN. 19-22: PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION; BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS”

Health Coverage: What’s In, Not In Biden Stimulus Plan

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We expect Democrats to pursue a three-pronged strategy to expanding health care coverage: 1. A Covid stimulus package; 2. Budget reconciliation, and; 3. A series of administrative actions, including regulations, sub-regulatory action, and waivers and demonstrations that are fairly unique to the health sector. The release of Biden’s Covid/stimulus plan late last week gives us … Continue reading “Health Coverage: What’s In, Not In Biden Stimulus Plan”


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