Vaccines For Uninsured Adults Initiative Proposed In Biden’s Federal Budget For 2023
Biden budget proposal also addresses consolidating all Medicare coverage for vaccines under Part B, providing Medicare and Medicaid 'explicit' authority to cover vaccines approved under emergency use authorizations without cost sharing, and increasing 340B spending on program oversight.
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Individuals who developed symptoms similar to long COVID after vaccination say their injuries are being ignored. Speaking at the agency’s VRBPAC meeting, they note the need for research and compensation for these injuries. To date, no COVID-19 vaccine injury claims have been reimbursed under federal compensation programs.
The latest update by the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to national health care spending forecasts continues to put prescription drugs in line with – or even slightly below – overall growth rates. Of course, that likely won’t change the political attention to the issue in 2022.
Federal court vacates enforcement letter to Lilly from HRSA, but the decision was not completely favorable to pharma. It also offers the view that the law does not allow manufacturers to restrict 340B discounts to hospitals using multiple contract pharmacies.