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Senators, House Republican Committee Leaders Press Administration to Release All Health Insurance Premiums DataJuly 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.
Excerpt: We are writing to request additional information about the insurance premium increase consumers can expect in 2014 as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is implemented. We believe it is essential that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provide transparent pricing as soon as possible for the millions of Americans who will be impacted by this law.
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.
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.
NEWS: Media Outlets Report on Subcommittee Pressing Administration Witness for Answers on Employer Mandate DelayJuly 19, 2013 | ICYMI
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing yesterday in an effort to get answers from the Treasury Department regarding the administration's recent rewrite of major portions of the health care law. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy Mark Iwry, who was involved in the administration’s decision, provided testimony.