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    Health and Human Services 2012 Budget Request

    Secretary Sebelius testified on the fiscal year 2012 Health and Human Services Department budget request, as well as implementation of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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    Oversight of Tobacco Products, Part 3

    During a congressional hearing focusing on tobacco products and health, panel members met to look into several issues, including allegations that cigarette companies tamper with nicotine levels…

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    Oversight of Tobacco Products, Part 2

    During a congressional hearing focusing on tobacco products and health, panel members met to look in to several issues, including allegations that cigarette companies tamper with nicotine levels…

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    Oversight of Tobacco Products, Part 1

    During a congressional hearing focusing on tobacco products and health, the committee heard testimony on several issues, including allegations that cigarette companies tamper with nicotine levels…

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    Health and Human Services Appropriations

    Secretary Thompson testified about the fiscal year 2002 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services and spending priorities. Areas of interest included the Medicare trust fund,…

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    Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare

    Administration officials and health care industry representatives testified on the Clinton administration’s proposal to provide a prescription drug benefit to Medicare recipients. Among the…

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    Children's Health

    Witnesses testified about the need for increased research for children’s health problems. They focused on the lack of research for autism, diabetes, asthma and other childhood diseases.…

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    Prescription Drug Coverage for the Elderly

    Members testified about potential measures to provide prescription drugs to the elderly. At issue were the costs of medication and developing an efficient system for providing the drugs.

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    Prescription Drugs and Seniors

    Witnesses testified about a proposed plan to expand Medicare coverage to provide prescription drug coverage for seniors. Among the issues discussed were the high costs of prescription…

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    Chemical Safety and Site Security

    In a hearing on a proposed plan by the Environmental Protection Agency, witnesses testified about posting information on potential chemical accidents on the Internet. Officials from the Justice…

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    Cancer Research

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    Organ Donation Allocation

    Members of a joint congressional committee heard testimony from administration officials, health care experts and others regarding the allocation of organ donations. Senator Frist, who is a…

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    Cloning Issues

    Subcommittee members heard testimony on the legal, medical and ethical issues surrounding the possibility of human cloning. Lawmakers, clergy and scientists talked about the implications of…

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    Tobacco Settlement and Medicaid Funds

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from state attorneys general, governors and administration officials on the use of tobacco settlement funds to pay for Medicaid programs for illnesses…

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    Drug Administration Approval Process

    In the second day of hearings, committee members heard from health researchers and health industry representatives concerning three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for…

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    FDA Approval Process Part 2

    Witnesses testified about three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for both food and drugs. Key points in the proposals included allowing firms seeking approval to hire…

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    FDA Approval Process Part 1

    Committee members heard from FDA officials concerning three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for both food and drugs. Key points in the proposals include allowing firms…

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    Managed Care Quality Standards Part 2

    The subcommittee heard testimony on quality standards for managed health care. Patients, providers, physicians, and industry professionals testified about “gag rules” which define what a…

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    Managed Care Quality Standards Part 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony on quality standards for managed health care. Patients, providers, physicians, and industry professionals testified about “gag rules” which define what a…

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    State of Medicaid and Medicare Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony on the state of the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Medicare provides health care to more than 36 million senior citizens and disabled…

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