Tag Archives: HealthCare.gov

US Executive Branch Update – August 27, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 8:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief 8:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President meet with their national security team to hear intelligence, security, and diplomatic … Continue Reading

House Energy and Commerce Committee to Hold Concussion Roundtable; Senate HELP Committee to Mark Up Substance Abuse and Mental Health Bills; CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Part B Drug Payment Model

Legislative Activity House Energy and Commerce Committee to Hold Concussion Roundtable Last December, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) announced that the committee would commence a broad review of concussions and their implications. His initiative officially begins this week, with a roundtable titled “Broad Review of Concussions: Initial Roundtable.” The committee … Continue Reading

Republicans Consider Obamacare Repeal; CMS Releases Proposed Update to Physician Fee Schedule; Obama Nominates Slavitt to Lead CMS; GAO Releases Report on 340B Drug Pricing Program

Legislative Activity Republicans Consider Obamacare Repeal Through Reconciliation Some GOP lawmakers continue to advocate for an Affordable Care Act repeal via the budget reconciliation process. Others, however, have been questioning whether this budget tactic would be better used for different policy objectives, such as tax reform. The budget resolution provided a July 24 deadline for … Continue Reading

House Hears Testimony On HealthCare.gov, Budget; IRS Delays Obamacare Penalty On Small Businesses; CMS Focuses On Payments

Legislative Activity House Committee Investigates HealthCare.gov Glitch Following news this past Friday that about 800,000 customers of HealthCare.gov received incorrect tax forms, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on the matter on Thursday. Customers involved in the glitch will likely have to wait weeks to receive new forms to … Continue Reading

Quality Rating System for Qualified Health Plans Notice

Legislative Activity The House and Senate will continue to hold oversight and investigation hearings focused on the problems with HealthCare.gov. This week’s hearings follow the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement that 106,185 individuals have selected a health care insurance plan through the exchanges and President Obama’s announcement that HHS will use its … Continue Reading