Excerpt: While the committee recognizes the importance of expanding broadband access to rural areas of the country, we are concerned with suggestions that the BIP program may have been used to overbuild existing systems rather than extend service to areas that legitimately meet the underserved/unserved eligibility requirements.
Excerpt: However, despite these positive steps, we continue to be concerned about the lack of a clear statement from FDA regarding the agency's intention to prevent the marketing of non-abuse-deterrent generic versions of innovator products that have been withdrawn from the market and replaced with abuse-deterrent formulations.
Excerpt: Republicans have historically supported high-risk pools and reinsurance programs. In fact, the House Republican alternative to PPACA provided $25 billion to aid Americans suffering from pre-existing conditions through new universal access programs that reformed and expanded state based high-risk pools and reinsurance programs.
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.
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.