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The Biden Administration is considering ending the public health emergency (PHE) that was declared as a response to the onset of the COVID pandemic in early 2020. As a result, up to 15 million Americans could lose their health insurance coverage through Medicaid, and telehealth and pharmacy services could also see changes.

The COVID pandemic PHE was declared in the U.S. on January 31, 2020, and has been renewed every 90 days since then. On October 15, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra extended the emergency again until January 11, 2023.

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