Continuing Resolution Averts Shutdown, Funds Federal Government Through Dec. 11 

Situation Report | October 5, 2020

President Trump last week signed into law a continual resolution to extend funding for federal agencies through December 11, 2020, averting a potential government shutdown as lawmakers have not reached consensus on a final budget agreement.

The continuing resolution extends funding at current levels, but it also adds new funds for health care, agriculture, and services for veterans. It also includes multiple Medicare and Medicaid extenders for programs like the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program, which allows grants for states, including New York, to increase the use of Medicaid home and community care for long-term care.

Negotiations stalled late last week over another pandemic relief bill and it remains uncertain if any further relief packages will be released prior to election day on November 3, 2020.

HCA will keep members updated on federal initiatives in the coming weeks. For more information, please contact HCA’s Director for Advocacy and Public Policy Alyssa Lovelace.