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 22, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions yesterday sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, regarding the backlog of Medicaid applications in the states.

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May 21, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its efforts to keep the promise of Medicare for the nation’s seniors, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today discussed ways to modernize and reform Medicare payment structures to help strengthen the program. Subcommittee members also discussed legislation designed to make the Medicare payment process more efficient: H.R.

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May 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing in the 21st Century Cures initiative to review the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation.

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May 19, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: "According to the Washington Post, more than 1 million Americans may have received incorrect subsidies to pay for health care plans purchased in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and the government has been unable to fix the error.

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May 19, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services, Serco, Inc., Accenture, and CGI regarding reports that inaccurate subsidy payments may have been made to more than one million Americans through the health care law.

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