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Eshoo, Pallone campaign for key committee spot with contributions to other lawmakers
By Paul Demko | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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At least 80% of exchange customers making payments, insurers tell Congress
By Paul Demko | May 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
At least 80% of exchange customers are making their initial premium payments, according to three major insurers that testified before a congressional hearing Wednesday.
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Bill exempting some expats from ACA plans clears House
By Paul Demko | April 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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...
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FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge
By Rachel Landen | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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House defeats bipartisan fix to 'Obamacare'
By Associated Press | April 09, 2014
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.
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Pallone seeks top Democrat spot on House's Energy and Commerce Committee
By Jessica Zigmond | February 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new voice on healthcare
By Virgil Dickson | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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...
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Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new leading Democratic voice on healthcare
By Virgil Dickson | January 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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...
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Reform Update: Doubt surfaces over SGR fix
By Jessica Zigmond | December 13, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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House passes budget bill with three-month doc-pay fix
By Jessica Zigmond | December 13, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress on Thursday took steps toward changing the formula Medicare uses to pay physicians who participate in the program—but also toward delaying any definitive action until next year.
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