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)

February 7, 2014 | Press Release

Leaders Seek Release to Boost Patient Safety and Transparency

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February 7, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt:

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February 6, 2014 | Fact Sheet
  • The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is a budget cap passed into law in 1997 to control physician spending, but it has failed to work.
  • Since 2003, Congress has spent nearly $150 billion in short term patches to avoid unsustainable cuts imposed by the flawed SGR. The most recent patch will expire on March 31st.
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February 6, 2014 | Press Release

Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Marks Next Step in Process to Repeal Flawed SGR Formula and Replace it With a System Aimed At Protecting Seniors

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February 6, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inability to process appeals of errors in the applications of those applying for an

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February 5, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inability to process appeals of errors in the applications of those applying for and obtaining health care coverage through the health care law’s exchanges.

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