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Republicans to investigate exchange failures, demand Sebelius testify

Republican lawmakers said they will investigate the beleaguered rollout of the health insurance exchanges, starting with a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee later this week.

HHS: Exchanges will be ready on time

A senior official with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said Thursday that both state- and federally-run health insurance exchanges will be able to open on time next year, despite widespread doubts to the contrary.

GOP Governors want to talk health reform with Obama

Republican governors in 11 states have requested a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the impacts of the health reform law.

Only 20 states submit essential health benefits

Although the Sept. 30 deadline has come and gone for states to select the essential health benefits insurers must include in plans sold through health insurance exchanges, less than half of states have made their decisions.

GOP: Health exchange grants fund 'propaganda'

Some lawmakers are claiming that reform law grants issued to states by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services are funding 'propaganda' and want the agency to improve its oversight of such awards.

GOP lawmakers raise concerns about Medicare fraud

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is not taking appropriate action against the use of shell companies and dummy store fronts, according to Republican lawmakers. A group of Senators and

Medicaid overhaul, state 'defined budgets' recommended to supercommittee

A group of Republican lawmakers who sit on the Senate Finance Committee have forwarded their recommendations to the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction regarding cuts to Medicaid and

Independent Payment Advisory Board: Too much power, groups say

A mixture of lobbyists, pressure from Republican lawmakers and lukewarm support from Democrats could eventually kill the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the Washington Post reports. A

Little support for changing Medicare

A new poll strongly suggests that Americans are repelled by the notion of making radical changes to the Medicare program--meaning providers such as hospitals won't likely have to anticipate such an

Insurance giants fund Republicans in hopes of amending health reform law

The five largest insurers and AHIP are funding Republican candidates in the mid-term elections, hoping to amend several requirements under the health reform law--a marked change from 2009, when the