On May 23, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a discussion draft of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, which addresses pervasive, longtime issues within the U.S. health care system.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president Michele Satterlund was elected president of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association at the organization’s May 29 meeting. Satterlund, also a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, will focus on growing the association’s membership during her yearlong term.
On May 30, McGuireWoods Consulting vice president Danica Thompson presented the Marsy's Law for Georgia Award to U.S. Sen. David Perdue for his advocacy and support for expanding constitutional rights for victims of violent crimes.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) neglected its statutory notice and comment obligations when it implemented a change to the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment formula.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Stephanie Kennan, commented on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in a recent Medicare reimbursement case in a June 3 article for Inside Health Policy.
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The House brought its first FY20 appropriations bills to the floor in a “minibus” that included the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Defense, State-Foreign Operations, Energy-Water, and Legislative Branch bills last week and is expected to vote on the package early this week.
This week in Washington: The Senate continues to hold hearings on the cost of health care, the House will hold hearings on the federal approach to opioid treatment and strengthening health care in the U.S. territories.
North Carolina lawmakers met this week to discuss a wide range of bills, taking on some of the more controversial issues of the session, and to compete in their annual milk-chugging competition. Meanwhile, other members and the public await a joint state budget proposal currently being discussed in conference committee. Both the House and the Senate will reconvene next week on Monday, June 17, with the House meeting at 7:30PM and the Senate at 2:00PM.
This Week: House Judiciary Subcommittee convenes first hearing on online platforms and market power, FCC commissioners appear before Senate Commerce Committee, G20 Finance Ministers agree on path forward for digital tax, FTC hosts final competition and consumer protection hearing.
Senate Appropriations Committee will markup a supplemental funding bill on securing the border, Leader McConnell is expected to bring the NDAA to the floor and the House will vote on its first FY20 minibus.
The House will start bringing FY20 appropriations bills to the floor, the Senate will continue to consider pending nominations and the House continues to mark up the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act.
Senate leadership continues to negotiate an aid package to deliver supplemental funding to disaster-stricken areas around the country, the House will take up legislation that packages together a number of bills aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, the Senate may expedite the consideration of bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing abusive robocalls and the Senate continues to process pending judicial and executive branch nominations.
House Appropriations Committee continues to consider FY20 spending bills, Senate continues to confirm as many of over 100 pending nominations as possible and McConnell and Pelosi to hold debt ceiling negotiations.
Appropriations and authorizing committees continue to hear from department and agency heads on the President's FY20 budget proposal, additional hearings on drug pricing, discussions around infrastructure and Attorney General Barr to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.