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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 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and…

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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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    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,…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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    Prescription Drugs and Medical Advances

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

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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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    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…

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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,…

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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…

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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 shortages. Douglas…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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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