Senator postpones hearing on NCB

Thursday, April 30, 2009

WASHINGTON--The Senate hearing on national competitive bidding scheduled for April 1 was postponed. Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller, D-West Va. - described as “a competitive bidding friendly guy” - planned to host the hearing as chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. But with a confirmation hearing for Kathleen Sebelius, nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and a congressional recess, the issue was squeezed off the agenda. AAHomecare continues to lobby for an invitation to testify at the hearing, when and if it does take place.