On November 15th the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved by voice vote H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011, which would repeal the CLASS Act.
On October 24th CMS announced the selection of 500 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in 44 states to participate in its FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration project to improve the coordination and quality of care they deliver to people with Medicare and other patients.
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On September 19th Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) issued an executive order for the state to establish its own health insurance exchange after earlier legislative efforts failed to produce a compromise due to disagreements over abortion language.
On July 13th Secretary Sebelius testified during a hearing before the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health that President Obama was consulting with potential nominees to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
On June 13th the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health announced that the hearing on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), originally scheduled for the next day, had been rescheduled to July 13th.
On June 1st the San Francisco Chronicle reported that 380,000 seniors and disabled people in California’s Medi-Cal program will have to start enrolling in a managed health care plan to receive care.
On May 30th the Illinois state legislature passed the Illinois Health Benefits Act that authorized the creation of a health insurance exchange, making it the 10th state to pass a health exchange bill.
On May 9th Vermont's single-payer health system legislation headed to Governor Peter Shumlin's (D) desk after passing the state legislature.
On May 2nd 100 protesters from the disability rights group ADAPT gathered in the Cannon House Office Building to rally against Rep.