Several Congressional committees have held hearings on various aspects of the ACA, including: A House Oversight Health Care Subcommittee hearing on “Obamacare: Why The Need For Waivers?”; a Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Health Reform: Lessons Learned During the First Year“; a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing examining “Health Insurance Exchanges and Ongoing State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act” and House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearings on “The Implementation and Sustainability of the New, Government-Administered Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Program” and on the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania: One Year of Broken Promises.” Looking ahead, the Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a March 30 hearing on the ACA’s impact on budget and jobs, and an April 1 hearing on the ACA’s “High Risk Pool Regime: High Cost, Low Participation,” and the House Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing on April 1 to discuss health reform funding. In other areas, the House Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee held a hearing on “Ensuring Effective Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Events Impacting Health Security.” The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to examine the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) annual report to Congress on Medicare payment policies (discussed in greater detail below). The House Budget Committee held a hearing on “Fulfilling the Mission of Health and Retirement Security.”