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)

June 12, 2014 | Press Release

Witness: “Coverage doesn’t necessarily equal access.”

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June 11, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep.

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June 11, 2014 | ICYMI

“The president isn’t keeping his promise to provide quality health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions.”

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June 10, 2014 | Letter

Exerpt: As you know, Section 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, P.L. 111-148) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to operate a risk corridor program to limit the profits and losses of qualified health plans in the individual and small group markets. However, the provision does not specify a source of funding for the program.

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June 10, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) sent a letter to newly-installed Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding the legal ability of HHS to issue payments to health insurance providers through the health care law’s risk corridor program.

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