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Wyden Touts New E-Cig Data Showing Massive Imports from China CS

New Report from GAO Highlights Comprehensive Value and Sources of E-Cigarette Imports for the First Time

Washington, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today expressed concern following the release of a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) containing new data indicating the vast majority of imported electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products come from

Senate, House Committee Leaders Call on Verma to Explain Offer of Backroom Deal with Insurance Companies

Ranking Democrats Demand Answers Following Reports That CMS Administrator Offered Quid Pro Quo Deal to Support Trumpcare in Exchange for Not Sabotaging Health Insurance Markets

Washington, D.C. – The Ranking Members of four congressional committees today sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma demanding an explanation of recent reports that she sought political support from insurance companies for the American Health C

TrumpCare's Tax Gift to Pharma Raises Premiums by Billions in Medicare Part B

New Data from CMS Actuary Shows $8.7 Billion in Higher Medicare Premiums for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities Due to Tax Break for Pharmaceutical Drug Companies Revelation of Higher Premiums Come After News That Payroll Tax Cut for Wealthy Would Force Medicare Part A Trust Fund Into Crisis Three Years Earlier than Expected

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., today released new information about the impact of the Republican health care legislation, known as TrumpCare, on Medicare Part B premiums.

Wyden and Pallone to Price: No Authority to Approve Harmful Medicaid Waivers

In Letter to HHS Secretary, Ranking Democrats Tell Price that Flexibility Cannot be Used to Lower Access to Care, Coverage

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price reminding him that Medicaid waivers cannot be approved by the agency

Wyden and Pallone to Price: No Authority to Approve Harmful Medicaid Waivers

In Letter to HHS Secretary, Ranking Democrats Tell Price that Flexibility Cannot be Used to Lower Access to Care, Coverage

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price reminding him that Medicaid waivers cannot be approved by the agency

Republican Repeal Bill Threatens Medicare Solvency to Cut Taxes for Wealthy

Letter from former CMS Administrator Slavitt Reports Independent Actuary Estimate that Wealthy Payroll Tax Cut Would Reduce Medicare Solvency from 2028 to 2025

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released a January 10, 2017 letter from former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Andy Slavitt detailing that the repeal of the additional 0.9 percent payroll tax on high inc

Wyden Proposes Improvements to Medicare Benefit, Enrollment Process

Ranking Finance Democrat Introduces Sweeping Bill to Establish Out-of-Pocket Caps for Seniors, Simplify Medicare Enrollment, and Make the Program More Affordable for All. Wyden’s Legislation Also Eliminates Harmful, Senseless Two-Year Wait Period for Individuals with Disabilities to Receive Health Coverage through Medicare

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today introduced a bill that would improve Medicare coverage for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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