Week ahead: House GOP takes up nationwide late-term abortion ban

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Franks will modify his D.C. bill Thursday in a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, which he leads.

The rest of the week will run the healthcare gamut, from Medicare reform to ObamaCare implementation to mental health to drug compounding.

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight will lead the week with a hearing on the Affordable Care Act's impact on healthcare premiums, a source of criticism for Republicans.

The same subcommittee will examine the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on Wednesday. The hearing comes as part of the panel's investigation of the U.S. mental healthcare system following December's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

On Tuesday, the House Oversight subcommittee on healthcare will look at the consumer outreach and education efforts surrounding healthcare reform, including the outside groups that will help the uninsured enroll in the law's new coverage options.

The House Ways and Means subcommittee on Health will look at bipartisan proposals to reform Medicare, including President Obama's 2014 budget, on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Senate takes up several healthcare policy debates with an executive session in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

The panel will consider two bills — on drug compounding and the drug supply chain — as well as several labor nominations.

The same day, the Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing to look at the Medicare prescription drug program, which passed Congress 10 years ago.

Prescription drug policy is on the agenda in the House Thursday as the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health looks at drug compounding practices in the United States.

The Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security will debate entitlement reform proposals, including Obama's budget, on the same day.

And back in the Senate, the Homeland Security subcommittee on federal programs will look at the challenge of providing high-quality healthcare in rural America.

Off the Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Geneva for a meeting of the World Health Assembly. She will deliver remarks Monday and Tuesday on several topics, including violence against women and non-communicable disease.