State health updates as of May 13, 2022.
On May 3, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened a public comment period for feedback on a letter submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. The letter requests the FCC’s opinion on the use of text messages and automated calls to enrollees as states resume regular operations at the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The public comment period is an opportunity for states to share how text messages and automated phone calls are needed to reach enrollees. This expert perspective provides model comments to inform and support state responses to the FCC’s public comment period. States must submit all comments by Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
State health updates as of May 6, 2022.