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Three Things to Know:

  1. All 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico implemented some kind of telehealth policy change during the pandemic.

  2. At least 37 states enacted over 51 bills to make certain temporary flexibilities permanent after the COVID-19 state emergency.

  3. Some states took non-legislative action—through governor’s offices, Medicaid agencies, licensing boards and other state agencies—to make COVID-related changes permanent.

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Rare and Orphan Diseases

In the United States, more than 7,000 rare diseases collectively affect more than 25 million Americans.
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