Excerpt: This letter is to request that each of you review the attached correspondence and provide your views on these matters, especially to the extent that they may supplement or elaborate upon the December 3 correspondence and attachments. To read the letter, click here.
American Chemistry Council American Conservative Union
Excerpt: Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Energy and Commerce is continuing its examination of the U.S. government response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic. With the aim of improving domestic preparedness and emergency response capacity, and in the face of numerous systematic lapses, the committee has conducted several hearings and briefings to evaluate the U.S. public health response to Ebola.
Excerpt: Given the importance of graduate medical education, we would like your thoughts on GME financing, federal program governance and structure, and how it might be improved or restructured to better meet the country’s health professional needs in both the short and long terms. To read the letter, click here.
To read a summary of the response, click here.
Excerpt: HHS has explicitly stated illegal immigrants or those with deferred status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would not be eligible for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or health insurance subsidies under PPACA. However, poor oversight and insufficient eligibility verification systems related to Healthcare.gov appear to have provided opportunities for illegal immigrants to enroll in subsidized health insurance.