This week in Washington: Mnuchin and Pelosi continue discussions for COVID-19 stimulus package.

House

Bipartisan Members Defend Preexisting Condition Protections, Disagree on Definition
On Oct. 20, the House Ways & Means oversight subcommittee had a bipartisan group of members pledge support for protecting people with preexisting conditions. The members disagreed on what defines preexisting condition

On Nov. 10, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for California v. Texas, the case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) constitutionality. This case centers on the ACA’s minimum essential coverage provision, the “individual mandate” requiring that people maintain a minimum level of health insurance coverage.

In NIFB v Sebelius,

This week in Washington: Mnuchin and Pelosi continue discussions for COVID-19 stimulus package.

House

Democrats Ask GAO to Investigate Legality of President Trump’s Medicare Drug Gift Cards
On Oct. 13, House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ), House Ways & Means Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) and Senate Finance ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent

This week in Washington: Negotiations for COVID-19 stimulus package are ongoing; House and Senate are in recess.

House

Energy and Commerce Republican Leadership Requests GAO Review of Contact Tracing Apps

On Oct. 9, House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee ranking member Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

This week in Washington: House passes bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) to avoid government shutdown; Senate set to pass the CR this Tuesday.

Hearings/Markups

House Committee on Rules: Legislative Meeting
Sept. 21, 2020: The House Committee on Rules met to discuss the rule by which the continuing resolution will be considered on the floor of

Hearings/Markups

House Energy and Commerce Committee: Full Committee Markup
The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a full committee markup and favorably reported all 26 health-related bills to the House floor with bipartisan support. The legislation included expanding access to mental health services, combating the opioid epidemic, reauthorizing key public health programs, improving Medicare enrollment,

This week in Washington: Congress remains in a district work period, while COVID-19 legislative talks continue.

House

E&C Democrats Ask if FDA Chief Hahn is Avoiding Political Pressure From Trump Administration
On Aug. 24, House Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Health subcommittee Chair Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Oversight subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO)

House

Energy and Commerce Democrats Ask Insurers for Details on COVID-19 Coverage, Profits
On Aug. 13, House Energy & Commerce Democrats asked five major health insurers and four dental insurance companies to explain their profits, coverage policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Oversight subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Health

House

House Energy and Commerce Committee to Investigate Health, Dental Insurers Over Record Profits
On Aug. 6, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced an investigation into health and dental insurers’ business practices as companies reported record-setting second quarter profits. Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is concerned that companies are profiting from patients’ forgoing care. In