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Format: 2014-07-31
Format: 2014-07-31
07/31/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “PPACA Implementation: Updates from CMS and GAO.”
07/31/2014
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released new reports on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in every congressional district in the country.  These reports provide the first picture of the impacts of the law in districts following the opening of the new health insurance marketplaces, the expansion of Medicaid, and the end of discrimination based on pre-...
07/30/2014
Bill
As amended on June 19, 2014, H.R. 4701 codified the current HHS Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases Work Group as a permanent working group.  This working group would be required to consult with certain stakeholders, hold public meetings, and prepare and update a progress report for Congress including information on the activities of the working group, scientific advances, research questions,...
07/30/2014
Bill
Caller ID is a service used by many Americans to identify telephone callers.  Using a practice known as “spoofing,” callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number and name relayed as the caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party.    In December 2010, President Obama signed into law the Truth in Caller ID Act, which gave the Federal...
07/30/2014
Bill
On July 10, 2014, Senators Fischer and Rockefeller introduced S. 2583, the E-LABEL Act, that requires the FCC to adopt new rules or “take other appropriate action, as necessary” to allow certain devices with display screens to digitally display required labeling and regulatory information in lieu of physical labels.  Reps. Latta, Eshoo, Blackburn, and Welch introduced H.R. 5161...
07/30/2014
Bill
H.R. 3522 would permit any health insurance issuer offering coverage in the group market in 2013 to continue to offer that coverage in 2014 and beyond.  These insurance policies would not have to comply with the ACA consumer protections that went into effect in 2014.  The legislation would allow insurance companies to discriminate against small businesses if they have an older workforce...
07/30/2014
Bill
H.R. 5214 would direct the Secretary of HHS to make recommendations for the development and use of clinical data registries that are integrated with clinical practice guidelines and best practices or standards of care.  The legislation provides five paragraphs of extensive instruction for what these recommendations should cover.  Because of the varied nature of registries and various...
07/30/2014
Bill
The legislation, H.R. 4067, would mandate that the Secretary of HHS apply the enforcement instruction dated November 1, 2012, for the remainder of Calendar Year 2014 (i.e. the next five months).  This would halt the enforcement of these supervision requirements that have been in effect for the past seven months.     Non-enforcement of supervision requirements can have patient...
07/30/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a hearing on an important new EPA report entitled Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2014.