This Week’s Hearings

As has been the case in the past month, this week will be a busy week for health care related hearings on the hill.

The big hearing this week will be in front of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday begininning at 10:00 AM, where HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify in the first panel and in a second panel Paul van de Water and Douglas Holtz-Eakin will appear.

Here is a  full list of those hearings with links where available:

March 15:

10:00 AM – The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing on “Military Health System Overview and Defense Health Program Cost Efficiencies.” (2212 Rayburn)

1:00 PM –  The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) annual report to Congress on Medicare payment policies. The scheduled witness is MedPAC Chairman Glen Hackbarth. (1100 Longworth)

1:30 PM – The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care and D.C. will hold a hearing on “Obamacare: Why The Need For Waivers?” (2247 Rayburn)

March 16:

8:00 AM – The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing on “Military Health System Overview and Defense Health Program Cost Efficiencies: A Beneficiary Perspective.” (2212 Rayburn)

10:00 AM - The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on “Health Reform: Lessons Learned During the First Year.” The scheduled witness is HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (215 Dirksen)

March 17:

9:30 AM – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on “The Implementation and Sustainability of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Program.” (2322 Rayburn)

10:00 AM – The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on “Health Insurance Exchanges and Ongoing State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”(430 Dirksen)

10:00 AM – The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on “Fulfilling the Mission of Health and Retirement Security.” (210 Cannon)

2:00 PM – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing on the budget for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The scheduled witnesses are FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg, Assistant FDA Commissioner for Budget Patrick McGarey, and Deputy Assistant HHS Secretary for Budget Norris Cochran. (124 Dirksen)

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