October 17, 2013 | Letter

Except: Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) have repeatedly promised the American people that implementation of the law was progressing as intended.

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October 15, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: In light of the amount of funding authorized, and recent regulatory proposals by the Environmental Protection Agency that assert the commercial viability of CCS, we seek to understand the extent to which DOE programs have contributed to advancements with respect to research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of CCS technologies.

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October 9, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: We believe the data reinforce our concerns that PPACA diverted the Medicaid program from its original intent to serve the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities, and low-income disabled seniors. The Medicaid program is already struggling to meet the health care needs of our poorest and sickest Americans.

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October 8, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: To date, the administration has only provided information about the number of visits to healthcare.gov, the number of web-chats, and the number of calls to a toll-free number. No information has been released on the number of Americans that have actually enrolled. Multiple reports indicate, though, that some states failed to enroll anyone on the first day.

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October 1, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: As you are aware, Public Law No. 112-28, enacted in August 2011, directed the Commission to seek public comment on "opportunities to reduce the cost of third-party testing requirements consistent with assuring compliance with any applicable consumer product safety rule, ban, standard or regulation."

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September 26, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: These controversial estimates are currently being used by federal agencies to place dollar values on the potential climate damages purportedly avoided by carbon dioxide reduction in regulatory actions, with measurements of such effects extending hundreds of years into the future.

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