900Sep 21, 2012
Medicare Advantage Program
The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private companies, and about 1 of every 4 Medicare recipients take part in the program. The program is ...
797Jul 10, 2013
Health Care Law Employer Mandate
Ethics policy experts and law academics testified on the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate and the employer information reporting requirements under the Affordable ...
705Apr 27, 2012
Medicare Cost Control
Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium ...
403Jun 22, 2011
Financial State of Medicare
Social Security and Medicare Trustees Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer testified on the financial state of Medicare. They blamed the economy for the worsening financial state of the ...
297Jul 17, 2013
Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate
Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate deadline from 2014 to 2015 and the legal justification for the ...
229Jun 20, 2013
2013 Medicare Trustee Report
Two Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees members testified on the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report, specifically on the program’s financial status and changes from the Trustees' ...
181May 8, 2008
Stem Cell Research
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine recent advances in stem cell research and the opportunities for developing new medical therapies for diseases such as ...
158May 1, 2007
Postpartum Depression Research
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation, H.R. 20, The Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act. Topics included funding research, diagnosing post-partum ...
112Sep 21, 2011
Medicare Provider Payment Policies
Health care leaders testified on Medicare payment provisions and their impact on the federal budget. The certain Medicare provider payment policies scheduled to expire by December 31, 2011. ...
108Jun 19, 2012
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Glenn Hackbarth spoke about a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report on the operation of Medicare programs. The report had several recommendations, including caps on out-of-pocket ...
105May 21, 2008
Breast Cancer Research Bills
Witnesses testified about federal programs and funding for breast cancer research. They specifically addressed several pieces of legislation. Among them was HR 1157, the Breast Cancer and ...
103Oct 16, 2007
Medicare Advantage Audit Plan
Federal officials testified about the Medicare Advantage Program Report,
focusing on statutorily required audits of Advantage Plan bids. They reviewed their first oversight in six years ...
92Nov 13, 2008
Health Care Coverage and Biomedical Research, Panel 1
A hearing was held to examine the state of health care coverage and biomedical research in the face of a worsening economy, as well as the effect that increased federal support would have on ...
82Feb 26, 2008
Health Insurance for Children
Governors from five states testified about the impact that anticipated budget shortfalls will have on their ability to secure affordable coverage for uninsured children. Topics included ...
65Jun 15, 2005
Witnesses testified about the National Governors Association’s bipartisan recommendations for Medicaid reform, the potential timetable for development of a comprehensive plan, and other ...
53Feb 17, 2000
Confidentiality of Patient Records
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information maintained or transmitted electronically. They focused on the need for ...
45Apr 25, 2007
Fiscal State of Medicare
Mr. Foster testifies about the Report of the Medicare Trustees, updating Medicare and Medicaid status and projecting future expenditures and enrollment.
44Apr 1, 2004
Medicare Discount Drug Cards
Witnesses testified regarding the implementation of the Medicare Drug Discount Card program. Among the specific issues addressed were the distribution of the cards, the benefits provided, and ...
41Feb 13, 2007
Fiscal Year 2008 Medicare Budget
Leslie Norwalk testified on the fiscal year 2008 budget proposal for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
40Mar 6, 1989
Medicare Coverage of Psychological Services
The subcommittee held a hearing on issues related to coverage of psychologists' services under the Medicare Program, including H.R. 774, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect ...
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