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Hearing on "Legislation to Improve Americans’ Health Care Coverage and Outcomes"

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a legislative hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled, Legislation to Improve Americans’ Health Care Coverage and Outcomes.”  

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Health

Opening Statement of Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairwoman Eshoo as prepared for delivery

 

Livestream

 

Legislation

H.R. 1379, the “Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act”

H.R. 2271, the “Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act”

H.R. 2468, the “School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act”

H.R. 2477, the “Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act of 2019” or the “BENES Act of 2019”

H.R. 3935, the “Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act”

H.R. 4801, the “Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019”

H.R. 5534, the “Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act"

 

Witnesses

Panel I

Lee Beers, M.D.
President-Elect
American Academy of Pediatrics

Testimony


Kenneth Mendez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Testimony

  Addendum


Stephanie Zarecky
Mother of Scarlett Pauley
Ambassador Program and Public Relations Manager
SUDC Foundation

Testimony

 

Panel II

Matthew Cooper, M.D.
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medical Director, QAPI
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Professor of Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Testimony


Kevin Koser
Patient Advocate
On behalf of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias

Testimony


Fred Riccardi
President
Medicare Rights Center

Testimony

 

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