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)

March 19, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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March 19, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, leaders in the Senate and House introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to replace the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with an improved payment system that rewards quality, efficiency, and innovation.

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March 19, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Health Subcommittees today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator urging the administration to reverse course on its proposed changes to the popular and successful Medicare Advantage (MA) program.

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March 19, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We write to express our disappointment with the proposed policy changes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program for 2016 that will impact seniors' choices and the ability for health plans to provide important benefits to more than 16 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. 

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March 18, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today sent a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of ongoing bipartisan oversight of the federal mental health system.

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March 18, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health - including mental health - of the nation. SAMHSA'a mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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