By Elise Viebeck - 11/18/13 09:00 AM EST
ObamaCare will remain at the top of the agenda this week as Washington grapples with President Obama's attempt to quell the criticism over canceled health plans.
On Capitol Hill, support is growing for Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) bill to require insurers to offer canceled plans as long as consumers continue to pay their premiums. Six additional Democrats had signed on to the measure as of Friday afternoon.
Both chambers will hold a range of healthcare hearings this week.
The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health is looking at the federal regulation of mobile medical apps on Tuesday, while the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee is looking at the security of HealthCare.gov.
On Wednesday, the Energy and Commerce health subpanel will meet again to look at public health bills aimed at treating traumatic brain injury, encouraging newborn health screenings and avoiding tick-borne illness. Funding for Poison Control Centers and avoiding sudden infant death syndrome will also be on the agenda.
In the Senate Wednesday, the Primary Health subcommittee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on health as it relates to social and economic status, and the Small Business Committee will examine ObamaCare's small business exchanges.