Written by: Center for Care Innovations

The COVID-19 public health emergency is set to expire on May 23, 2023. The Biden Administration rolled out the largest adult vaccination campaign in US history, with more than 270 million American adults receiving at least one vaccine. With vaccines developed for children and infants as well, cases are down 92 percent since the peak of the Omicron epidemic in 2022 and deaths have fallen by 80 percent.

While there’s relief that the pandemic appears to be controlled if not extinguished, there is also widespread worry at the cutbacks to emergency health coverage measures keeping many people afloat. President Biden’s State of the Union address, however, reiterated the administration’s support for mental health, telehealth, peer support, and veterans health services, as well as support for expanded substance abuse disorder treatment and harm reduction measures to combat the overdose epidemic. 

Here are some of the key changes, as well as what remains the same:

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