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E&C Announces Hearing on Medicaid in the U.S. Territories

Mar 10, 2021
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that the Health Subcommittee will hold a fully remote legislative hearing on Wednesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. (EDT) on Medicaid in the U.S. territories. The hearing is entitled, “Averting a Crisis: Protecting Access to Health Care in the U.S. Territories.”
“The U.S. territories are once again facing a fiscal cliff that, if crossed, would endanger access to health care services for millions of Americans,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “Congress has a responsibility to ensure that the Medicaid programs in the territories continue to receive the resources and support they need to care for their residents. This is especially critical right now as they work with limited resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next week we will hear from policy experts as we consider legislation to avert the looming fiscal cliff and ensure that the territories can continue to provide medical care to those in need.”
This hearing will be conducted remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.
Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, witnesses, testimony, legislation, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.