Recent House of Representatives committee hearings have focused on a variety of health care policy issues, including the following:
- Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on: the growth and oversight of the 340B drug discount program; drug and device company communications, including clinical/economic data; state efforts to address the opioid crisis; and extension of safety net health programs (the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the Community Health Center Fund). The Committee also has scheduled a July 26 hearing to examine extending Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs).
- A House Ways and Means Committee hearing on efforts to control Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse.
- A House Small Business Committee hearing on how telehealth can help rural communities.