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)

June 3, 2014 | Press Release

Members Question Authority and Rationale for Expanded Regulatory Approach, Underscore Commitment to Safe and Innovative New Approaches for Technology in Health Care

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June 3, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The efficient and effective deployment of health information technology has been a priority for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, with various legislative initiatives and oversight conducted in recent years to improve the regulation of new technologies that can improve health outcomes for patients.

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June 2, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today pressed the Department of Health and Human services for details regarding several failed state-run health care exchanges.

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May 30, 2014 | ICYMI

The president repeatedly promised, “We’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year,” but costs for some Americans have already increased

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May 29, 2014 | ICYMI

The committee’s recently launched 21st Century Cures initiative continues to draw support because of the profound effect this bipartisan effort could have on the lives of all Americans. The Holland Sentinel editorial board in southwest Michigan today joined the chorus of supporters enthusiastic about 21st Century Cures.

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May 28, 2014 | ICYMI

The Washington Post reports that the future of the health care law may just feel like déjà vu all over again: premiums increasing and plans being cancelled because of the law’s requirements. A new report predicts that enrollment will fall off beginning in 2017, decreasing “below 2015 levels by 2024.” Why?

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