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 5, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “The President’s Health Care Law Does Not Equal Health Care Access.” Witnesses to be announced.

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June 4, 2014 | Press Release

CMS Warned Days Before Disastrous HealthCare.gov Launch That No System Was In Place to Process Inconsistencies in Applications; Committee Learns First Round of 500,000 Notices Will Be Sent to Consumers Soon

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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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