On June 24, 2008, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3014, the “Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2007,” to improve the health of minority individuals.  Also on June 24, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on “Online Pharmacies and the Problem of Internet Drug Abuse”, and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on the “Emergence of the Superbug:  Antimicrobial Resistance in the U.S.”  On July 9, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on “Medicare Vulnerabilities:  Payments for Claims Tied to Deceased Doctors,” focusing on fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare program in connection with the payment of claims containing the physician identification numbers of doctors who had died at least one year before the prescription was filled. On July 15, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on “Instability of Health Coverage in America.”  On July 16, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Getting Better Value in Health Care“. In addition, on July 17, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on S.2838, the “Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act.”