Weekend update

Thanks to Alexandr Hovhannisyan for sharing their work on Unsplash.

Happy Fathers’ Day and First Day of Summer.

Both Houses of Congress remain in session for Committee business and floor voting this week. Among the scheduled hearings for this week, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday morning to “examine vaccines, focusing on America’s shot at ending the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Speaking of which, Kaiser Health News reports on a June 10, 2021, FDA advisory committee meeting on pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s a link to the FDA’s briefing document.

Amy Howe who writes on the U.S. Supreme Court discusses the decisions that the Court is expected to issue over the remainder of this month and possibly early July. There are many interesting issues at stake but none of them relate to the FEHB Program.

STAT News offers an encouraging op-ed from two physicians who think that the pandemic has caused people to be more engaged with their healthcare. Hope springs eternal.

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