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Congressional Letter to the Advanced Medical Technology Association

Congressional Letter to the Advanced Medical Technology Association

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House Committee Pressures Health Care Advocacy Groups on White House Meetings
House Committee Pressures Health Care Advocacy Groups on White House Meetings

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FREDUPTON,MICHIGANCHAIRMANHENRYA.WAXMAN,CALIFORNIARANKINGMEMBER
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RAYBURNHOUSEOFFICEBUILDINGWASHINGTON,
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Majority(202)225-2927Minority(202)225-3641
April18,2011Mr.Stephen
J.
UbIPresidentandChiefExecutiveOfficerAdvancedMedicalTechnologyAssociation701PennsylvaniaAve,N.W.,Suite800Washington,D.C.20004DearMr.UbI:WearewritingtorequestyourassistanceandcooperationonamatterofgreatimportancetoourCommittee.OnMarch23,2010,PresidentObamasignedthePatientProtectionandAffordableCareAct(PPACA)intolaw.ThenegotiationsleadinguptothepassageofthePPACAlastedformorethanayearandinvolvednumerousmeetingsbetweenrepresentativesoftheAdministrationandvariousinterestgroups,includingtheAdvancedMedicalTechnologyAssociation(AdvaMed).
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GiventhesecrecywithwhichtheAdministrationconducteditshealthcarereformnegotiations,thereisasubstantialpublicinterestinlearningmoreaboutthem.OnFebruary18,2011,wewrotetoMs.Nancy-AnnDeParle,theformerheadoftheWhiteHouseOfficeofHealthReform(WHOHR),requestinginformationrelatedtothosenegotiations.Inresponse,onMarch4,2011,Mr.RobertBauer,CounseltothePresident,sentusacollectionofpressreleasesandvisitorlogs"inanefforttoaddress[our]request."Thisinformationwasnotresponsivetoourrequest.AlthoughwewillmostcertainlypursuemoreinformationfromtheWhiteHouse,wearewritingtoyoubecauseamongthematerialsprovidedbyMr.BauerwasasubmissionbyAdvaMedtotheWhiteHouseregardinghealthcarereform.AdvaMed'sinvolvementinthe
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AlizaMarcusandKimChipman,
ObamaPromised
$2
TrillionSavingsin10YearsbyHealthGroups,
BLOOMBERG,May11,2009;CarrieBudoffBrown
&
ChrisFrates,
PresidentoftheAmericanHospitalAssociationSaystheWhiteHouseMisstatedDeal,
POLITICO,May15,2010.
 
LettertoMr.StephenJ.UbiPage2negotiationsregardingthehealthcarereformlegislationiswell
known.'
AttachedisapartiallistofmeetingsAdvaMedheldwithWhiteHousestaff.'BecauseAdvaMedworkeddirectlywithWHOHR,werequestthatyouprovideinformationregardingAdvaMed'smeetingsanddiscussionswiththeWHOHRandanyotherAdministrationofficialsrelatingtohealthcarereform.TherelevanttimeperiodforallofthefollowingrequestsisMarch2,2009tothepresent.Pleaseprovidethefollowingdocumentsandinformationwithintwoweeksofthedateofthisletter:I.AlistofeachemployeeorrepresentativeofAdvaMedwhodiscussedreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystemwithanyemployee,detaileeoranyotherrepresentativeoftheWHOHR,theWhiteHouse,ortheDepartmentofHealthandHumanServices(HHS).Providealistofyourofficersanddirectorsfor2009and2010.PleaseincludealistoftheindividualsfromtheAdministrationwithwhomAdvaMedrepresentativesdiscussedsuchreformsorchanges.2.Alistofeachmeeting,briefing,ortelephonecall(includingconferencecallsorvideoconferences)regardingreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystem,betweenanyemployeeorrepresentativeofAdvaMedandanyemployee,-detaileeoranyotherrepresentativeoftheWHOHR,theWhiteHouse,orHHS.Pleaseprovidethefollowinginformationaboutanysuchmeetings,briefings,ortelephonecalls:thedate,theduration,thenamesoftheindividualspresentandtheirorganization,office,oremployer,andthesubjectmattersdiscussed.3.Allnotes,minutes,transcripts,documents,summariesoranyotherwrittenorrecordedmaterialspreparedfor,generatedorutilizedduring,orresultingfromeachmeeting,briefing,ortelephonecalldescribedinresponsetorequestnumber2.4.Allwrittencommunications,includinge-mail,regardingreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystembetweenanyemployeeorrepresentativeofAdvaMedandanyemployee,detailee,oranyotherrepresentativeoftheWHOHR,theWhiteHouse,orHHS.5.Allwrittencommunications,includinge-mail,regardingreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystem,betweenoramongtheemployeesorrepresentativesofAdvaMed,orbetweenanyemployeeorrepresentativeofAdvaMedandanyemployeeorrepresentativeofAdvaMed'smembers.6.Allestimatesoranalysesoftheimpactofhealthcarereformlegislationonyourorganizationoritsmembers.
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RobertPear,
IndustryPledgestoControlHealthCareCosts,
N.Y.Times,May10,2009;JoshGerstein,
BarackObamaToutsHealthCareCost-CuttingPledge,
POLITICO,MayII,2009.
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It
isimpossibletocompileacompletelistofAdvaMed'smeetingswithWHOHRorotherexecutivebranchpersonnelbasedontheWhiteHousevisitorlogsinourpossession.
 
LettertoMr.StephenJ.UbIPage3.Youshouldimmediatelytakestepstopreserveallrelevantdocuments.AnattachmenttothisletterprovidesadditionalinformationonhowtorespondtotheCommittee'srequest.PleasecontactToddHarrison,ChiefCounselforOversightandInvestigations,at(202)225-2927ifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutthenatureoftheinformationrequestedorthemannerofproduction.Sincerely,
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ChairmanChairmanSubcommitteeonOversightandInvestigationsChairmanSubcommitteeonHealthchaelC.BurgessiceChairmanSubcommitteeonHealthAttachmentscc:TheHonorableHenry
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Waxman,RankingMemberTheHonorableDianaDeGette,RankingMemberSubcommitteeonOversightandInvestigationsTheHonorableFrankPallone,Jr.,RankingMemberSubcommitteeonHealth

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