The day ahead in health policy

House members are staying busy this week, even if it’s unlikely any of their health priorities will make it through the Senate.

In the morning, the Ways and Means subpanel on select revenue measures holds a hearing on the issue of reinsurance between affiliated entities.

In the afternoon, the Energy and Commerce health panel examines Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-N.Y.) bill to restrict the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. And the Education and Labor Committee marks up a bill to expand access and improve the nutritional quality of meals in schools and child care.

Off the Hill, the Obama administration is announcing early guidance regarding the coverage of prevention services mandated by the healthcare reform act. First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make an announcement regarding new preventive health care coverage alongside Jill Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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