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

Joe Pitts (PA), Chairman
Brett Guthrie (KY), Vice Chairman
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Chris Collins (NY)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)

Democrats

Gene Green (TX), Ranking Member
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

June 12, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: As the Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, I have supported programs that ensure the availability of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education. Reasearch detailed in the Committee's report on SRA, "A Better Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention," shows that SRA is not only the best choice, but often the first choice of both parents and teens.

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June 12, 2013 | Press Release

Medicaid, the state-federal partnership program enacted in 1965, was designed as a safety net for the most vulnerable Americans.

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June 11, 2013 | Letter

To read the letter to DEA, click here.

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June 11, 2013 | ICYMI

Ohio Department of Insurance Announcement that Premiums Set to Increase 88% Echoes Findings of Committee Rate Shock Report

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June 6, 2013 | ICYMI

Testifying Tuesday before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius revealed that she made more calls on behalf of Enroll America than HHS officials had originally acknowledged. Despite the administration’s public proclamations on behalf of transparency, HHS has been slow to fully acknowledge the extent of Sebelius’ solicitations.

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