Last week, President Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law. Key health care provisions that made it into the legislation include grants for behavioral health and funding to expand the U.S. public health workforce. Measures not included in the bill were the suspension of the Medicare sequestration cuts and loan forgiveness for accelerated payments. There may be opportunities to include these measures in other legislation in the future. President Biden is now expected to pivot to a “Build Back Better” plan, which will aim at supporting the U.S. economic recovery through infrastructure investments. For key highlights from the recently passed COVID-19 relief package, click here. [Included is] what’s in President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package and his “Build Back Better” plan.

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