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Sep 09 2013

Timeline: Dr. Coburn's Effort to Eliminate the Bay State Bailout

Health Care Law Created Special Exemption for Massachusetts

February 2012 – National Rural Health Association Voices Opposition, Expresses Concern, Over Bay State Bailout in Health Reform Law

April 2012— CMS Regulation Confirms Dr. Coburn’s Warning of “Bay State Bailout” in the Health Reform Law

January 2013 – North Carolina Hospital Association Supports Hospital Payments Fairness Act

January 2013 – Coburn and McCaskill Introduce S. 183, a Bill to End Medicare Payment Gimmick in Health Reform Law

March 2013 - Dr. Coburn introduces amendment #409 to end Bay State Boondoggle to the Senate Budget Resolution.  Additional information on amendment available here.   Amendment passed 68-31.   *Budget and amendments do not have the force of law.*

June 2013 – Coburn and McCaskill Seek Support from Colleagues on Hospital Payments Fairness Act

June 2013 - Oklahoma Hospital Association endorses Hospital Payment Fairness Act of 2013.

August 2013 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule highlighting the distortions of the Bay State Boondoggle.

Date Title
9/27/13 Coburn Calls for Shut Down of All Wasteful Spending in Statement on CR Vote
9/26/13 Defunding Obamacare and the CR: Your Questions Answered
9/25/13 Ranking Member Coburn Issues Statement on Postal Service’s Rate Increase
9/24/13 Dr. Coburn Urges Institute of Museum and Library Services to Reconsider Role in Promoting Obamacare
9/24/13 17 Senators Call on HHS to Extend "Stage 2" for Health IT Meaningful Use Requirements
9/19/13 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Continue Oversight in Wake of Navy Yard Shooting
9/19/13 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Continue Oversight in Wake of Navy Yard Shooting
9/18/13 Coburn Introduces Bill to Restrict Professional Sports Leagues from Qualifying as Tax-Exempt
9/18/13 Bennet, Coburn Amendment Reduces Government Waste by Consolidating IT Infrastructure
9/17/13 Coburn, Manchin Drop Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Pentagon Accountable For Financial Audit
9/16/13 Senators Highlight GAO Report Detailing Improper Social Security Disability Insurance Payments
9/12/13 Dr. Coburn Urges Speaker Boehner and Leader Reid to Retain BCA Spending Restraints in New Letter
9/12/13 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Highlight GAO Report on Duplicative IT Investments
9/12/13 Dr. Coburn Praises House Passage of Bill Requiring Income Verification for Obamacare Subsidies
9/11/13 Dr. Coburn Offers Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Bill
9/11/13 Sequester This: Dr. Coburn Asks OMB to Curtail Agencies' Spending Spree as Fiscal Year Ends
9/11/13 CRS Outlines Progress of Dismantling Obamacare
9/11/13 Ten Years Later—Ten Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security
9/11/13 New Report Shows DHS Procurement Practices Waste Millions
9/9/13 Current record
9/6/13 Senators Question OPM Granting HHS Special Hiring Authority to Implement Health Reform Law
9/5/13 Medicare Actuary: Coburn-Lieberman Medicare Plan Saves $535 B, Could Extend Program’s Solvency for Decades