Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekend update

This is the FEHBlog's 1300th post since 2006.

The Senate is in session tomorrow and out of the rest of the week. The House of Representatives is out all week.  The Financial Services subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee will mark up the FY 2013 financial services and general government appropriations bill that, among other things, funds the FEHBP on Tuesday June 12 at 3: 30 pm (Dirksen 138).

On Friday, The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Inspector General released his semi-annual report to Congress (for the period ending March 31, 2012).

The U.S. Supreme Court typically issues its decisions on Monday mornings at 10 am ET when the Court is in session. June is the last month of the Court's current term. Consequently, legal observers will be holding their breath tomorrow morning to find out whether the Supreme Court has issued a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, a case that was argued at the end of March over three days. After all there are only three more Mondays this month. The FEHBlog finds himself in agreement with the new American Medical Association president who according to the AP has observed that "Americans should not expect chaos if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects all or part of the sweeping health care law."

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