When it comes to health care there are many challenges and chief among them is cost. In 2009, Congress and the nation engaged in a broad debate about the direction of federal health care reform. On our side of the aisle, we warned that not enough attention was being paid to affordability and too much focus went into expanding federal control. We all know how the story unfolded from there. Those warnings fell on deaf ears, and the president followed the partisan path to health reform.
Subcommittee Unveils Draft Legislation to Protect Consumers from Higher Energy Costs, Announces Hearing for Next FRIDAYApril 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will hold a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of H.R.__, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, next Friday, April 12, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Health Subcommittee Hears from Patient Recently Denied Access to Obamacare's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance ProgramApril 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed how to provide health care coverage options for individuals with chronic conditions and diseases and examined current challenges to this important goal.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, next Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Committees Advance Medicare Physician Payment Reform Effort, Circulate Additional SGR Reform Proposals for FeedbackApril 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee today outlined additional details of a proposal to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will reverse some of the Obama administration’s proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program. The announcement comes after members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have repeatedly urged the administration to protect these important benefits for seniors.