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  • Hearing Focuses on Childrens Health Insurance Program and Outpatient Care Funding
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    Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid

    Current and former state and federal health care officials testified at a hearing on extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was set to expire at the end…

    461 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Mental Health Parity
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    Mental Health Parity

    Witnesses testified at a hearing reviewing federal laws guaranteeing parity of coverage for physical and mental health. Witnesses included behavioral health experts who discussed mental health care…

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  • Hearing Reviews Report on Health of StateBased Exchanges
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    State-Based Health Care Exchanges

    Two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees held a hearing on the implementation and sustainability of the Affordable Care Act. Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and Humana announced plans to leave…

    389 views
  • Hearing on Drug Abuse in the US
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    Drug Abuse in the U.S.

    Physicians and addiction experts testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the growing number of drug abuse cases in the U.S., how states were responding to the epidemic,…

    401 views
  • Hearing on Medicaid Program Eligibility
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    Medicaid Program Eligibility

    Health care policy and industry experts testified at a hearing on closing eligibility loopholes in the Medicaid program that allow individuals with significant resources to qualify for…

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  • Hearing on Menu Labeling Requirements
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    Restaurant and Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

    Witnesses testified about menu labeling guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as mandated in the Affordable Care Act. The guidelines require restaurants and retail…

    344 views
  • Hearing on Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
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    Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

    Industry and legal experts testified at a hearing on the role genetic engineering plays in the U.S. food supply and the impact of state-specific labeling regulations on interstate commerce…

    307 views
  • Hearing on 911 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
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    Health Care for September 11 Victims

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard testified at a hearing on the bill to reauthorize the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th…

    217 views
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included access to health care,…

    620 views
  • Hearing on Genetically Modified Food
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    Genetically Modified Food

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Michael Landa testified at a hearing on the regulation of genetically modified food ingredients. In the second panel, advocates and opponents of government requiring…

    647 views
  • Hearing on Medical Innovation
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    Prescription Drugs and Medical Advances

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell and other government and private sector health care leaders testified about ongoing medical community efforts to improve and develop and new treatments and cures.…

    394 views
  • Hearing on Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Development
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    Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Development

    Dr. Janet Woodcock testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on combating antibiotic resistance and improving drug development. She outlined her concerns in the…

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  • Hearing on Federal Subsidies to Health Insurance Providers
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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 providers' losses and…

    566 views
  • Hearing on Drug Development and Approval
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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 process. Dr. Janet Woodcock,…

    415 views
  • FDA Generic Drug Labeling
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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 available. At…

    310 views
  • Hearing on Medicare Fraud Protection
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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…

    788 views
  • Hearing on Drug Shortages
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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 shortages. Douglas…

    522 views
  • Health Subcommittee Hold Medicare Extenders Policy Hearing
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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.

    380 views
  • FDA Provides Update on New Public Health Safeguards
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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 was…

    296 views
  • HealthCaregov Web Site Implementation
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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 the…

    1,807 views
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