Monday, April 22, 2013

HVAC Hearing to Examine Obamacare’s Impact on VA Healthcare System

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in room
334 of Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans'
Affairs will hold a hearing examining what effects implementation of
the Affordable Care Act – commonly known as Obamacare – may have on
the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).



VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States,
and Obamacare's implementation could potentially affect millions of
veterans nationwide. VA officials have said Obamacare could affect
several aspects of VHA operations, including enrollment and
utilization, outreach and communications, and staffing and retention.
The purpose of this hearing will be to determine what those specific
effects could be and how they will impact VHA and the millions of
veterans currently enrolled in VA's health care system.



The following event is open to the press:



WHO: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

WHAT: Hearing: "Examining the Implications of the Affordable
Care Act on VA Healthcare"

WHEN: 10:15 A.M., Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WHERE: Room 334, Cannon House Office Building and streaming at
veterans.house.gov





The witness list is as follows:



Panel 1

The Honorable Robert A. Petzel M.D.

Under Secretary for Health

Veterans Health Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs



Accompanied by:



Patricia Vandenberg MHA, BSN

Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Planning

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs



Lynne Harbin

Deputy Chief Business Officer

Member Services, Chief Business Office

Veterans Health Administration

U.S Department of Veterans Affairs





Lisa Zarlenga

Tax Legislative Counsel

U.S. Department of the Treasury



Accompanied by:



Jason Levitis

Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
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