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.
Congressional Leaders Express Reservations About Extending CFATS Funding In Light of Program’s FailuresJuly 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.”
Excerpt: In 2006, Congress authorized the creation of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, to secure facilities with chemicals that ‘present high levels of security risk.” The program’s enacting statute directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue “regulations risk-based performance standards for security of chemical facilities and requiring vulnerability assessments and the developm
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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.