“[W]e will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” -President Obama, Remarks Before the American Medical Association (June 15, 2009)
BACKGROUND: In June 2013, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to develop greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for new and existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.
The North American Energy Infrastructure Act is a bipartisan effort to create a more modern and efficient cross-border approval process for oil pipelines, natural gas pipelines, and electric transmission lines that traverse the borders of the United States.
The Drug Quality and Security Act would address two important issues affecting the quality and security of America’s drug supply. First, the bill would protect traditional pharmacies and clarify laws related to human drug compounding in response to the nationwide meningitis outbreak – one of the largest public health crises in recent memory. Second, the bill would strengthen the prescription drug supply chain in order to defend American families against counterfeit drugs and protect jobs.
H.R. 2810, the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013, is a bipartisan effort to transform the Medicare physician payment system in a number of important ways. First and foremost, the bill repeals the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) system and replaces it with a fair and stable system of payments.