September 19, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: NRC commissioners and agency officials routinely state that our nation's nuclear plants are safe and characterize regulatory changes as "safety enhancements." In this context, deliberate and systematic cost benefit analysis is necessary to distinguish between changes that yield valid, identifiable safety benefits and changes that that merely result in unnecessary regulatory burden, div

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September 18, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt:  We write to express concerns about the tone and tenor of letters that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent on June 27 and July 9, 2014, to several states. We certainly believe it is appropriate to expect accountability from states as full partners in the administration of the Medicaid program.

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September 17, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on HealthCare.gov indicates that mismanagement of the website’s development by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created numerous security vulnerabilities.

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September 15, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: Despite CMS’s failure to review the details of Arkansas’ proposal, the state’s waiver assumptions generate real extra costs for federal taxpayers.

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September 12, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: While U.S. public heath officials assurances – both publicly and during briefings with committee staff – that the Ebola outbreak can be controlled, they are expressing increasingly dire warnings about its growth and the need for quick, decisive action.

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September 8, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: There is no logical basis for USDA to oversee catfish, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all other seafood. This leaves American seafood companies in the untenable and illogical position of accommodating two sets of federal inspectors overseeing the same facility: one set of inspectors for catfish and another for all other seafood.

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