This bill — the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, and Other Extensions Act — would extend funding for the federal government at prior levels for one week from the current deadline of midnight on Friday, December 11, 2020, to midnight on Friday, December 18, 2020. In addition, the bill would extend the authorizations of several healthcare programs that would otherwise expire through December 18th as well.
Public health programs that would be extended by this bill include Community Health Centers, National Health Service Corps, and Teaching Health Centers; the Special Diabetes Program and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians; the Personal Responsibility Education Program and the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program; and the Rare Pediatric Priority Review Voucher.
This section would extend funding price and quality requirements under Medicare, in addition to funding for outreach and assistance within low-income programs. It would also extend funding under Medicaid for the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration and protections against spousal impoverishment, and delay reductions for Medicaid disproportionate share hospitals.