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    Secretary Sebelius on Health Care Implementation Problems

    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the problems with the release of the Healthcare.gov Web site for the health insurance exchange which was provided for in the Patient Protection…

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    House Session

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    Veterans Affairs Disability Claims

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' disability claims backlog, and its ability to process complex claims such as traumatic brain injuries. The first panel of…

    2,847 views
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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…

    1,711 views
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    Consumer Financial Data Breaches

    Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their stores and their companies' ongoing efforts to secure customers' financial data.

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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified on implementation of the online insurance exchanges as required in health care law.

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    House Session

    On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

    H.R. 3350 - Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule)…

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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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    House Session

    H.R. 45 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Closed Rule, Two Hours of…

    586 views
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    House Session, Part 1

    1) H.R. 1095 - TSA Loose Change Act
    2) H.R. 2719 - Transportation Acquisition Security Reform Act
    3) H.R. 1204 - Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013
    4) H.R. 3626 -…

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated an aid bill for Ukraine. Members also considered a year-long extension for Medicare reimbursements for physicians, and extensions of several Medicare and Medicaid…

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    Sports Safety and Brain Injuries, Sports Officials Panel

    A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee examined the issue of improving sports safety from brain injuries. Panelists testified on the efforts of youth and professional sports leagues to…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 238-181, a bill for a permanent “doc fix,” the formula used for paying doctors under Medicare. The formula is known as Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

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    Impact of Government Shutdown on Veterans

    Eric Shinseki testified on the impact of the government shutdown on services and benefits to military veterans. He said that if the government shutdown continues, about 3.8 million…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Veterans Affairs Budget

    Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki and other VA officials defended spending increases in the fiscal year 2014 budget request for their department.

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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…

    444 views
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    House Session

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    H.R. 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Services Committee)
    The Rule provides for…

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