WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today pushed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to answer outstanding questions from members of Congress, the Republican Governors Association, and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) regarding the health care law’s state exchange and Medica
Excerpt: The intent of this letter is to follow up on requests made to HHS earlier this year and on requests made more recently by governors and state Medicaid directors in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision – all of which have gone unanswered. The regulatory uncertainty has crippled states and health providers in their ability to plan for future Medicaid expansions or state insurance exchanges.
Gas prices across the country are spiking. An article in USA Today warns 2012 is likely to be the costliest year ever at the pump, noting that the national average price for gasoline is up 30 cents since mid-July and is now higher than year-ago levels in 39 states.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Committee members Joe Barton (R-TX), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacating EPA’s disapproval of the longstanding Texas Flexible Permit Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee members today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address the numerous concerns raised by members of Congress and the HHS Inspector General regarding the seemingly illegal use and waste of taxpayer dollars through the Centers for Disease Control’s
Letter to HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius Regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Communities Putting Prevention to Work ProgramAugust 13, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: "In addition to the serious legal and compliance issues ultimately raised about the CPPW program, we have serious concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of spending in the program. The committee supports the need for preventive initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease.