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Sept. 6: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Market Stabilization – State Insurance Commissioners
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market featuring a panel of state insurance commissioners.

Sept. 6: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Mark-Up of FY 2018 LHHS Appropriations Bill
11 a.m.; 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee will meet to mark-up the Senate’s FY 2018 LHHS appropriations bill. 

Sept. 7: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Market Stabilization – Governors
9 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing with several governors on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market. Witnesses include: Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.), Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah), and Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.).

Sept. 7: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on CHIP Reauthorization
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). MACPAC Executive Director Anne Schwartz, PhD, is among the witnesses.  

Sept. 7: Senate Appropriations Committee Mark-Up of FY 2018 LHHS Appropriations Bill
10:30 a.m.; 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Appropriations Committee will meet to mark-up the Senate’s FY 2018 LHHS Appropriations bill.

Sept. 12: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Market Stabilization – State Flexibility
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on ways to increase state flexibility in the individual health care market.

Sept. 14: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Market Stabilization – Health Care Stakeholders
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing with health care industry representatives on stabilizing insurance premiums. Manny Sethi, MD, orthopedic trauma surgeon and assistant professor, Vanderbilt University, will be among the witnesses. 

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org