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Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


POSTPONED: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: hearing titled “America’s Health IT Transformation: Translating the Promise of Electronic Health Records Into Better Care;” a list of witnesses can be found here

POSTPONED: House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: hearing titled “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program;” a list of witnesses can be found here

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: hearing titled “America’s Leadership in Medical Innovation for Patients;” a list of witnesses can be found here; 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; March 10

Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Subcommittee: hearing on proposed fiscal 2016 appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration; 10:00 a.m., 138 Dirksen Bldg.; March 12

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: hearing on the quota system used to manage controlled substances; time and place TBD; April 14


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 1189 (WELLNESS PROGRAMS), to clarify rules relating to nondiscriminatory employer wellness programs as such programs relate to premium discounts, rebates, or modifications to otherwise applicable cost sharing under group health plans; KLINE; jointly, to the committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means; March 2

H.R. 1190 (IPAB), to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board; ROE; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Rules; March 2

H.R. 1191 (PPACA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; BARLETTA; to the Committee on Ways and Means; March 2

H.R. 1192 (PHSA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and the chronic diseases and conditions that result from diabetes; OLSON; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 2

H.R. 1196 (HSA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to health savings accounts; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce; March 2



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