What happens when the COVID national emergency ends – Axios

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While much has been made about the COVID-19 public health emergency, there's another less-discussed emergency declaration that Republicans could target in the next Congress, bringing changes for employer-sponsored health plans, COBRA and flexible spending accounts.
Why it matters: The vote might happen once Republicans take control of the House next year, though President Biden would likely veto it.
Here’s what you need to know about the national emergency declaration, which then-President Trump declared early in the pandemic and which President Biden extended:
Between the lines: Wiley said lawmakers who might vote to end the declaration probably aren't focused on the programs as much as making a statement that the country has returned to normal.
The other side: Republicans pushing to scrap the emergency declaration say the move will rein in a massive expansion of government.
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