Congressional panels have examined a number of health policy issues recently, including:

  • ACA Hearings: The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the individual mandate in the ACA is constitutional, particularly as it relates to Congress’ taxing authority.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held separate hearings on the ACA’s impact on doctors and patients, and on job creators and the economy.
  • Medicare Physician Payments: The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “Medicare Physician Payments: Perspectives from Physicians,” while the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee examined “Using Innovation to Reform Medicare Physician Payment.” (
  • Dual Eligibles: The Senate Aging Committee held a hearing on Medicare and Medicaid coordination for dual-eligibles.