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On the Agenda in Washington

July 10: House Hearing Examining Impact of ACA on Doctors and Patients
10 a.m.; 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives will hold a hearing to examine the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on doctors and patients.

July 10: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
10 a.m.; 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) policy committee will meet to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

July 10: House Hearing on Implications of Supreme Court Decision on ACA
10:30 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional on the grounds that it is a tax. The hearing will focus on the Court’s interpretation of Congress’ taxing authority and how it might affect future congressional actions.

July 11: Senate Roundtable on Medicare Physician Payments
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a roundtable discussion about Medicare physician payments with various physicians and physician groups.

July 11: House Vote to Repeal ACA
TBD; TBD
The House is expected to hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org