Week in Brief

HHS Announces Expanded Access to Short-Term Insurance Plans.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

February 20, 2018

Short-Term Insurance Plans: Senate and House Committee Leaders Issue Statements on HHS Proposed Rule to Expand Access to Short-Term Insurance Plans.

  • Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Releases Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Also Releases Statement.
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX) Release Joint Statement.
  • House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) Release Joint Statement.

February 21, 2018

Gun Legislation: House Judiciary Committee Democrats Urge Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) To Bring Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Before the Committee.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

February 21, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): CDC Releases a Report to Congress Regarding the Impact of TBI on Children and Families.

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Medicaid: The GAO Releases Study Titled, “Medicaid Demonstrations: Evaluations Yielded Limited Results, Underscoring Need for Changes to Federal Policies and Procedures.”


UPCOMING EVENTS
Senate HELP Committee
The Opioid Crisis: The Role of Technology and Data in Preventing and Treating Addiction
• February 27, 2018|10:00a.m.
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans
• February 27, 2018|2:00p.m.
SD-G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Combating the Opioid Crisis: Helping Communities Balance Enforcement and Patient Safety
• February 28, 2018|10:00a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

House Judiciary Committee
Competition in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: The Proposed Merger of CVS Health and Aetna
• February 27, 2018|1:30p.m.
2141 Rayburn House Office Building


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