Health

Chairman:  Joe Pitts (PA-16)
Jurisdiction: 
Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health; biomedical research and development; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; public health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) and private health insurance; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: Joe Pitts (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Mike Rogers (MI)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Jim Matheson (UT)
Gene Green (TX)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
John Barrow (GA)
Donna M. Christensen (VI)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

March 5, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: Republicans have historically supported high-risk pools and reinsurance programs. In fact, the House Republican alternative to PPACA provided $25 billion to aid Americans suffering from pre-existing conditions through new universal access programs that reformed and expanded state based high-risk pools and reinsurance programs.

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March 4, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) by a vote of 370-28.

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March 4, 2013 | Press Release

Regulating Smartphones as Medical Devices Could Affect Growth and Innovation and Trigger Obamacare Device Tax 

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March 4, 2013 | Letter

Excepert: With the growth of the smartphone and tablet market in the United States, the use of applications to monitor health information on these devices has also increased.  Some medical applications are used to monitor health information, like diet and fitness data.  Other applications can be used to monitor chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

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March 1, 2013 | Issue Post

WASHINGTON, DC – At a Health Subcommittee hearing this week, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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