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ASA Capital Connection - March 09, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find the Autism Society’s legislative goals for the 118th Congress, a welcome letter to all Members of Congress, an update on the federal budget, and legislation reintroduced in Congress. Resources on the unwinding of Medicaid, 988 hotline implementation, and ABLE accounts are also included. New alerts and sample letters are now posted on our Action Center to help educate Members of Congress regarding legislation introduced in the new Congress.  Read More


Autism Society PHE Unwinding Guide

The Biden Administration announced that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that was declared due to the Covid-19 pandemic will end on May 11th. This will bring about many changes such as Medicaid qualification status, and vaccine, testing, and treatment coverage. It will also end Medicaid flexibilities that states were able to request due to the pandemic. To help prepare for these changes, the Autism Society developed an “End of Public Health Emergency Guide“. In this guide, readers will find details on Medicaid unwinding and state progress and plans. Key information on how to advocate for state PHE waivers is also included.