March 4, 2013 | Letter

Excepert: With the growth of the smartphone and tablet market in the United States, the use of applications to monitor health information on these devices has also increased.  Some medical applications are used to monitor health information, like diet and fitness data.  Other applications can be used to monitor chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

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February 28, 2013 | Letter

Except: While the Obama Administration has expressed its support for the MA program growth in the past and taken credit for increased enrollment during the demonstration period, we are concerned that cuts contained in the President’s health law and administrative policies are undermining that stated goal.

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February 15, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: Information and assessments reviewed by the Committee following the July 2012 security breakdown at the Y-12 National Security Complex have identified significant shortcomings in the management of physical security at DOE facilities with Category I and II special nuclear material.

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February 14, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: One matter that has been brought to the committee’s attention is the applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the HIPAA Privacy Rule on the ability of state and local governments to share mental health records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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February 7, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: As part of the Committee’s investigation, we seek additional information to help us examine EPA’s current actions to address fraud and abuse and to ensure market integrity.

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February 7, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: After past tragedies, federal, state, and local entities have reviewed what steps should be taken to prevent future tragedies from occurring… A helpful starting point for the committee’s inquiry is to examine the current and past efforts by federal agencies, in particular those of HHS, to assess and improve upon our mental health system in reaction to previous tragedies.

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