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 4, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “21st Century Cures: Examining the Role of Incentives in Advancing Treatments and Cures for Patients.” Witnesses to be announced.

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June 4, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: To ensure successful adoption of ICD-10 next October, CMS must take the necessary steps to ensure the Agency, providers, and contractors are all fully prepared to maintain the integrity of federal programs.

To read the letter, click here

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June 3, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: While much attention has been paid to the technological challenges encountered by HealthCare.gov and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), many exchanges built by states have encountered serious problems as well.

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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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