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    Biological Threats

    Witnesses, including members of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, testified at a hearing on how to prepare and respond to biological threats.

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    State Insurance Marketplaces

    Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testified at a hearing on state insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care…

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    Influenza Season Preparedness

    Public health agency officials testified on their organizations' preparations for the upcoming influenza season and other infectious diseases. Representative Degette (D-CO) questioned…

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    Health Insurance CO-OPs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on health care consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OPs) established under the Affordable Care Act. The intended goal of the co-ops was to spur…

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    Volkswagen Emissions Investigation

    Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America, testified at a hearing investigating allegations of air quality standards cheating by the German…

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    State Insurance Marketplaces

    Officials from state health insurance marketplaces testified about the ongoing management and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The witnesses described challenges their states…

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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services testified about live anthrax specimens…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    Two Health and Human Services Department officials testified on reducing fraud and abuse in the Medicare Part D prescription drug for older Americans. The hearing focused specifically…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain…

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Dr. Tom Frieden and other public health officials testified on the federal response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Dr. Frieden urged lawmakers to approve President…

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden and other federal health officials testified on government agency efforts to combat Ebola. They addressed issues…

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within their respective…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra and David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testified at a hearing on the automaker’s ignition switch…

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Implementation

    Gary Cohen, a senior Obama administration official involved with implementing the Affordable Care Act, testified on the problems related to the implementation of the Healthcare.gov Web…

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    Healthcare.gov Web Site Security

    Henry Chao, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and others about the security of the Healthcare.gov website. Among the issues they…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Regulations and Coal Industry

    Witnesses testified on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the coal industry. Coal industry advocates from Kentucky, West Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania…

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    Health Care Exchanges Enrollment

    Gary Cohen testified on the readiness of health care exchanges required by the law to be set up by October 1, 2013. He was director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance…

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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Gary Cohen testified about the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s progress in building the state health insurance exchanges as called for in the health care…

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