Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group, 34369 [06-5377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 14, 2006 / Notices Dated: May 26, 2006. Garth N. Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. [FR Doc. E6–9315 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–29–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act. DATES: A business meeting of the Working Group will be held on Wednesday June 21, 2006 and Thursday June 22, 2006. On June 21st, the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. On June 22nd, the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the conference room of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. The office is located at 1775 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. The main receptionist area is location on the 7th floor; the conference room is located on the 11th floor. The meeting is open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Taplin, Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, at (301) 443–1514 or caroline.taplin@ahrq.hhs.gov. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443–1144. The agenda for this Working Group meeting will be available on the Citizens’ Working Group Web site, www.citizenshealthcare.gov. also available at that site is a roster of Working Group members. When a summary of this meeting is completed, it will also be available on the Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Public Law 108–173, (known as the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jun 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 acting through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (Citizen Group). This statutory provision, codified at 42 U.S.C. 299 n., directs the Working Group to: (1) Identify options for changing our health care system so that every American has the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care coverage; (2) provide for a nationwide public debate about improving the health care system; and, (3) submit its recommendations to the President and the Congress. The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group is composed of 15 members: The Secretary of DHHS is designated as a member by statute. The Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was directed to name the remaining 14 members whose appointments were announced on February 28, 2005. Working Group Meeting Agenda The Working Group meeting on June 21st and June 22nd will be devoted to ongoing Working Group business. The principal topic to be addressed will be the continued refinement of materials associated with the Working Group’s interim recommendations which were posted ont he Working Group’s Web site http://www.citizenshealthcare.gov on June 2, 2006. Submission of Written Information To fulfill its charge described above, the Working Group has been conducting a public dialogue on health care in America through public meetings held across the country and through comments received on its Web site. The Working Group invites members of the public to the Web site to be part of that dialogue. Further, the Working Group will accept written submissions for consideration at the Working Group business meeting listed above. In general, individuals or organizations wishing to provide written information for consideration by the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group at this meeting should submit information electronically to citizenshealth@ahrq.gov. Dated: June 5, 2006. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 06–5377 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4610–90–M PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34369 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Citizen’s Health Care Working Group Interim Recommendations Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Publication of Interim Recommendations of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (the Working Group), authorized by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act, is publishing interim recommendations and requesting public comment on them. DATES: Comments should be received on or before August 31, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted either electronically or on paper. Electronic Statements Send comments online to the Work Group’s Web site using this address: http://www.citizenshealthcare.gov. or by e-mail to Citzenshealth@ahrq.gov Paper Comments Send paper comments in duplicate to: George Grob, Executive Director, Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, Suite 575, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. You may also fax comments to (301) 480–3095. To help us review your comments efficiently please use only one method of commenting. All comments will be made available on the Working Group’s Web site. All comments will be posted without change. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. Comments will also be available for public inspection and copying at the Working Group’s Bethesda office during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Grob, Executive Director, Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, (301) 443–1530, george.grob@ahrq.hhs.gov or Caroline Taplin, Senior Program Analyst, (301) 443–1514, caroline.taplin@ahrq.hhs.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Pub. L. 108–173, (known as the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the Citizens' Health 
Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the 
Medicare Modernization Act.

DATES: A business meeting of the Working Group will be held on 
Wednesday June 21, 2006 and Thursday June 22, 2006. On June 21st, the 
session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. On June 22nd, the 
session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the conference room of the 
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. The office is 
located at 1775 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. The main 
receptionist area is location on the 7th floor; the conference room is 
located on the 11th floor. The meeting is open to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Taplin, Citizens' Health Care 
Working Group, at (301) 443-1514 or caroline.taplin@ahrq.hhs.gov. If 
sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a 
disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, Director, 
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, 
on (301) 443-1144.
    The agenda for this Working Group meeting will be available on the 
Citizens' Working Group Web site, www.citizenshealthcare.gov. also 
available at that site is a roster of Working Group members. When a 
summary of this meeting is completed, it will also be available on the 
Web site.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Public Law 108-173, (known 
as the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through the 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a Citizens' 
Health Care Working Group (Citizen Group). This statutory provision, 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 299 n., directs the Working Group to: (1) 
Identify options for changing our health care system so that every 
American has the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care 
coverage; (2) provide for a nationwide public debate about improving 
the health care system; and, (3) submit its recommendations to the 
President and the Congress.
    The Citizens' Health Care Working Group is composed of 15 members: 
The Secretary of DHHS is designated as a member by statute. The 
Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
was directed to name the remaining 14 members whose appointments were 
announced on February 28, 2005.

Working Group Meeting Agenda

    The Working Group meeting on June 21st and June 22nd will be 
devoted to ongoing Working Group business. The principal topic to be 
addressed will be the continued refinement of materials associated with 
the Working Group's interim recommendations which were posted ont he 
Working Group's Web site http://www.citizenshealthcare.gov on June 2, 
2006.

Submission of Written Information

    To fulfill its charge described above, the Working Group has been 
conducting a public dialogue on health care in America through public 
meetings held across the country and through comments received on its 
Web site. The Working Group invites members of the public to the Web 
site to be part of that dialogue.
    Further, the Working Group will accept written submissions for 
consideration at the Working Group business meeting listed above. In 
general, individuals or organizations wishing to provide written 
information for consideration by the Citizens' Health Care Working 
Group at this meeting should submit information electronically to 
citizenshealth@ahrq.gov.

    Dated: June 5, 2006.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
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