The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
Rep. Frank Pallone has prevailed in a tightly contested race for the top Democratic slot on the influential Energy and Commerce Committee, which has principal authority over healthcare legislation. The ranking member will play a crucial role in any efforts to amend or replace the ACA.
Reps. Frank Pallone and Anna Eshoo continue to dole out contributions to their colleagues in hopes of bolstering their own chances at landing the top Democratic slot on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee.
At least 80% of exchange customers are making their initial premium payments, according to three major insurers that testified before a congressional hearing Wednesday.
Legislation that would exempt health plans purchased by expatriates living in the U.S. from the coverage requirements of the federal healthcare law cleared the House on a bipartisan 268-150 vote Tuesday. But the bill is unlikely to be enacted in its current form because of concerns from the Obama...
Lawmakers once again called for action today by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the electronic cigarette industry, issuing a congressional report showing increased marketing of e-cigarettes to youth.
The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with the law's mandates.
The ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee has his sights set on becoming the leading Democrat for the overall committee in the next Congress.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a health policy giant who played a leading role in drafting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will retire at the end of this congressional session. His departure leaves pundits wondering which congressional Democrat will next emerge as the party's leading...
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a health policy giant who played a leading role in drafting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will retire at the end of this congressional session. His departure leaves pundits wondering which Congressional Democrat will next emerge as the party's leading...
SGR repeal fever was catching on Capitol Hill this week, but not everyone is confident that 2014 will bring any permanent change to the problematic way Medicare payments to physicians are set year to year.
Physicians, who have been dealing with a decade of uncertainty surrounding what Medicare pays them, appeared guardedly optimistic about a bipartisan proposal to scrap and replace the SGR.