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    Health Care Law and Federal Subsidies

    Witnesses testified on federal subsidies to insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. The subsidies, also referred to as “risk corridors,” limit health care…

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    Drug Development and Approval

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on ways to expedite the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug development and approval…

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    Generic Drug Labeling

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s FDA’s proposal to have generic drug makers update their safety labels as soon as the information becomes…

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    Medicare Fraud Protection

    Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on ways to better manage the Medicare system and prevent instances of…

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    Drug Shortages

    Officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Government Accountability Office testified on the findings of an report on the FDA’s efforts to address drug…

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    Physician Reimbursement Rates for Federal Health Programs

    Members heard from expert witnesses about legislative efforts to fix the sustainable growth rate (SGR), a formula used to determine Medicare payments to doctors.

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Implementation

    Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified on the implementation of the Healthcare.gov Web site. In her opening statement she said in she had launched an internal review of…

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    Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage plans are the private health coverage that older people can get as an…

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    FDA Safety and Innovation Act, Part 2

    Senior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials gave an update on the implementation of the 2012 FDA Safety and Innovation Act. They told committee members that the overall process…

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    FDA Safety and Innovation Act, Part 1

    Senior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials gave an update on the implementation of the 2012 FDA Safety and Innovation Act. They told committee members that the overall process…

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    Medicaid System

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and on proposals to reform the Medicaid program. They focused on expansion of Medicaid by states, costs of…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Officials testified about prescription drug abuse and prevention programs. Among the topics they addressed were increased prescription abuse rates over the past several years, the…

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    Health Insurance and Pre-Existing Conditions

    Witnesses testified on state-level efforts to deal with a component of the health care law, high-risk health insurance pools designed to protect people with pre-existing medical…

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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health care insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). Health…

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    Traumatic Brain Injury and Treatment

    Witnesses testified on efforts to prevent and treat traumatic brain injuries. Among the topics they addressed were the numbers and prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI),…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary Sebelius testified on the Health and Human Services Department fiscal year 2013 budget request. The budget called for $76.4 billion, which included a 26% increase for Centers…

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    Suspension of Community Assisted Living Health Care Program, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified on the cancellation of Community Living Assistance Service and Supports (CLASS) program. CLASS, which was part of the 2010 health care law, was slated to be a…

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    Suspension of Community Assisted Living Health Care Program, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on the cancellation of Community Living Assistance Service and Supports (CLASS) program. CLASS, which was part of the 2010 health care law, was slated to be a…

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    U.S. Medical Drug Shortages

    Doctors and officials from Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration testified on the effects of drug shortages on cancer patients.

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    Medicare/Medicaid Dual Eligibles

    Witnesses testified about ways to improve Medicare and Medicaid services to people who qualify for both programs. the federal government is working with 15 states on pilot programs…

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