Press Releases

July 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today advanced a draft, bipartisan proposal to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replace it with a fair, stable, simplified system of physician payment in the Medicare program. After more than two and a half years of transparent and bipartisan work, today’s advancement brings Congress closer than ever to establishing a system that rewards physicians for delivering quality care to seniors with measures determined with the help of expert medical organizations.
July 22, 2013 | Press Release
“As the Chairmen responsible for authorizing and funding CFATS, we are convinced the program should not continue in its present condition.” 
July 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The senior Republicans on the U.S. Senate and House health policy committees and subcommittees today pressed the White House to release data it has collected on health insurance premiums in 34 states, after the administration released a report last week highlighting premium information in just 11 states.  
July 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 22, 2013. Beginning on Monday and continuing Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a markup to consider an updated bipartisan draft legislative proposal for Medicare physician payment reform. On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will continue its ongoing efforts to boost innovation and create jobs through spectrum incentive auctions by holding a hearing to review the FCC’s progress in implementing the law.
July 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration took the July 4 holiday to rewrite major components of Obamacare, prompting many serious questions from Congress regarding how and why these decisions were made and what is the true status of implementation. In an effort to get answers, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep.
July 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today released an updated advanced legislative framework to replace the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.