Tuesday, October 5

NIH: Statement by President Joe Biden on Dr. Francis Collins Stepping Down as Director of National Institutes of Health

Wednesday, October 6

Coronavirus: Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Thursday, October 7

Coronavirus: Remarks by President Biden on the Importance of COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Requirements

Friday, October 8

Enacted Legislation

  • President Joe Biden Signs HAVANA Act Into Law to Provide Benefits for Brain Injuries Sustained in Anomalous Health Events
  • President Joe Biden Signs Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021


Tuesday, October 5

NIH: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) Releases Statement on Dr. Francis Collins Stepping Down as NIH Director

Thursday, October 7


  • Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband Holds Hearing on “State of Telehealth: Removing Barriers to Access and Improving Patient Outcomes”

Contraception: House Committee Leaders Urge Biden Administration to Ensure Health Insurance Companies Cover Full Range of FDA-Approved Contraceptives


Monday, October 4

HHS: HHS Issues Final Regulation Aimed at Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services through Title X

Tuesday, October 5


  • Francis Collins Announces Decision to Step Down as Director of National Institutes of Health
  • HHS Releases Report Finding Vaccination Linked to Reduction of Over Quarter Million COVID-19 Cases, 100,000 Hospitalizations, and 39,000 Deaths Among Seniors
  • HHS Awards $2.21 Billion in Ryan White Program Funding to Help Americans Access HIV Care, Support Services, and Medication
  • S. Attorney’s Office and HHS Office for Civil Rights Settle Disability Discrimination Case with Backus Hospital

Thursday, October 7

HHS: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Swears in Melanie Anne Egorin as Assistant Secretary for Legislation

Friday, October 8

CMS: CMS Releases 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Ratings to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Compare Plans

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