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)

May 14, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Keeping the Promise: Site of Service Medicare Payment Reforms.” Mark E. Miller, PhD, Executive Director from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission will testify.

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May 14, 2014 | ICYMI

Rep. Morgan Griffith Demands Transparency From the Administration on Health Care Premiums  

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May 13, 2014 | ICYMI

Republicans have long warned that Obamacare did nothing to ensure that Americans would have timely access to quality and affordable health care from the providers they choose. Now, nearly six months after the law has taken effect, these warnings are becoming a reality. The law’s many mandates and controls have led to a predictable outcome: narrower networks and limited choices.

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May 12, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: In announcing the 2015 Rate Announcement for Medicare Advantage plans, CMS said it "estimates the overall net change to plan payments between 2014 and 2015 to be +.04 percent." However, most objective observers, including many market analysts and industry researchers, concluded that the overall net impact of the finalized changes actually amounts to approximately an over three percent

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May 12, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released its latest white paper in the 21st Century Cures initiative.

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