E&C Announces Medicare Advantage Oversight Hearing
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced today that the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 28, at 11 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Protecting America’s Seniors: Oversight of Private Sector Medicare Advantage Plans.”
“Congress has a responsibility to ensure seniors are getting the high-quality, comprehensive care they are entitled to receive through Medicare,” Pallone and DeGette said. “We are concerned by a number of reports, including a recent HHS OIG report, that found disparities in the quality of coverage offered by Medicare Advantage plans compared to traditional Medicare plans. At next week’s oversight hearing, we will take a close look at the quality of coverage offered by Medicare Advantage to America’s seniors as well as the increased costs to taxpayers of funding these private health insurance plans. We look forward to hearing from a panel of government oversight experts next week as we examine these important issues.”
This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance 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.
The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, June 27.
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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, witnesses, testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.