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    Medicare Advantage Program

    The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private companies, and about 1 of every 4 Medicare recipients take part in the program. The…

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    Health Care Law Employer Mandate

    Ethics policy experts and law academics testified on the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate and the employer information reporting requirements under the…

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    Medicare Cost Control

    Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called…

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    Financial State of Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer testified on the financial state of Medicare. They blamed the economy for the worsening financial state of…

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate deadline from 2014 to 2015 and the legal justification for the…

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    Employer Heath Insurance Mandate

    Mark Iwry testified at a hearing on the Affordable Care Act employer mandate that requires companies to offer health insurance to their employees. He said that the Obama administration…

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    2013 Medicare Trustee Report

    Two Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees members testified on the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report, specifically on the program’s financial status and changes from the…

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    Postpartum Depression Research

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation, H.R. 20, The Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act. Topics included funding research, diagnosing…

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    Stem Cell Research

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine recent advances in stem cell research and the opportunities for developing new medical therapies for diseases…

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    Medicare Advantage Audit Plan

    Federal officials testified about the Medicare Advantage Program Report,
    focusing on statutorily required audits of Advantage Plan bids. They reviewed their first oversight in six…

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    Breast Cancer Research Bills

    Witnesses testified about federal programs and funding for breast cancer research. They specifically addressed several pieces of legislation. Among them was HR 1157, the Breast…

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    Medicare Provider Payment Policies

    Health care leaders testified on Medicare payment provisions and their impact on the federal budget. The certain Medicare provider payment policies scheduled to expire by December 31,…

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    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

    Glenn Hackbarth spoke about a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report on the operation of Medicare programs. The report had several recommendations, including caps on…

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    Health Care Coverage and Biomedical Research, Panel 1

    A hearing was held to examine the state of health care coverage and biomedical research in the face of a worsening economy, as well as the effect that increased federal support would have…

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    Health Insurance for Children

    Governors from five states testified about the impact that anticipated budget shortfalls will have on their ability to secure affordable coverage for uninsured children. Topics…

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    Medicaid Reform

    Witnesses testified about the National Governors Association’s bipartisan recommendations for Medicaid reform, the potential timetable for development of a comprehensive plan, and…

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    Confidentiality of Patient Records

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information maintained or transmitted electronically. They focused on the need…

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    Medicare Discount Drug Cards

    Witnesses testified regarding the implementation of the Medicare Drug Discount Card program. Among the specific issues addressed were the distribution of the cards, the benefits…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Medicare Budget

    Leslie Norwalk testified on the fiscal year 2008 budget proposal for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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    Public Health in the Wake of Katrina

    The House Subcommittee on Health along with the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled “Assessing Public Health and the Delivery of Care in the Wake…

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