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)

August 13, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee members today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address the numerous concerns raised by members of Congress and the HHS Inspector General regardin

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August 13, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: "In addition to the serious legal and compliance issues ultimately raised about the CPPW program, we have serious concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of spending in the program. The committee supports the need for preventive initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease.

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August 9, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The Medicare Advantage program is an important option for seniors that allows for more covered benedits and lower out-of-pocket costs than traditional fee-for-service Medicare. We are therefore concerned about the short- and long-term implications of the QBP and the broader cuts to the program enacted through PPACA.

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August 1, 2012 | Press Release

POLITICO
July 31, 2012

GOP: W.H., Messina ‘failed’ on transparency
By: Jennifer Epstein

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July 27, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) made the following statement after U.S. District Court Judge John Kane issued an injunction on the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate on Hercules Industries to provide drugs or services that violate their religious or moral conviction:

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July 24, 2012 | Press Release

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that states are not required to participate in Obamacare’s massive Medicaid expansion, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office today released an updated report revealing that despite covering fewer individuals, the health care law actually increases federal spending, taxes, and premiums even more than previously estimated.

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