March 18, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health - including mental health - of the nation. SAMHSA'a mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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March 9, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The committee seeks further information regarding the U.S. public health response to seasonal influenza. We believe understanding the lessons from this influenza season could improve the U.S. public health response in the future, particularly to a severe influenza season with a mismatched vaccine, and possibly save thousands of lives. 

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February 25, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We are concerned about the legal and policy implications of any activities that may in any way affect the adequacy of the site for its statutorily required use for high level waste and spent nuclear fuel disposal, including any activity that could affect the pace of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's consideration of the Yucca Mountain license application. 

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February 25, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Energy and Commerce is engaged in ongoing oversight of mental health programs and resources with the goal of ensuring that federal dollars devoted to mental health are reaching the over 11 million American adults with serious mental illness and helping them to obtain the most effective care. 

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February 24, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We write to you to express our concerns about the policies outlined in the 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) call letter and advance rate notice released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this past Friday. We are troubled by the policies in this regulation, which we believe will lead to millions of seniors facing fewer choices, higher costs, and plan cancellations.

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February 23, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: Whether in Medicaid or in the commercial health insurance market, we believe states have a key role to play in expanding access to coverage and helping lower costs to consumers. The Patient CARE Act would return authority to regulate commercial health insurance to the states, where it best belongs.

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