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intention to prevent the marketing of non-abuse-deterrent generic versions of innovator products that have been withdrawn from the market and replaced with abuse-deterrent formulations.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.
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.
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).