Press Releases

July 2, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s decision to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate for one year:
July 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced several changes to the committee's communications and technology staff, outlined an expanded cross-subcommittee staff portfolio, and also welcomed a new press secretary. Upton congratulated departing staff on new opportunities and highlighted the experienced staff leadership that will continue going forward.
June 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Energy and Commerce Committee’s release of an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system, leading members of Congress reacted with increased optimism on reforming the current Medicare physician payment system.
June 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their oversight of the implementation of the president’s health care law, writing to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding a recent update to the “Essential Community Provider” (ECP) list maintained by the department.
June 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors.” While most drugs under Medicare are offered to seniors through Part D drug plans, some medications and services of physicians are reimbursed through Medicare Part B.
June 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The draft legislation is the latest step in the transparent process to reform the system and reward providers for delivering high-quality, efficient health care.

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