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 12, 2014 | Blog Post

As March 31 Deadline Approaches, Administration Quietly Guts Signature Health Law

With less than three weeks remaining before the end of the health care law’s first open enrollment period, the Obama administration continues to quietly abandon many of the law’s core elements.

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March 11, 2014 | Press Release

The Obama Administration’s Cuts to the Medicare Advantage Program Threaten the Care of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

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March 11, 2014 | Press Release

Committee Builds on Record of Bipartisan Success for Improving Public Health – Eight Committee Bills Already Signed Into Law this Congress  

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March 10, 2014 | Press Release

Chairman Upton: “The Obama administration’s backpedaling off its effort to upend the popular and successful prescription drug program is welcome news.”

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March 10, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Working to protect America’s seniors and most vulnerable citizens, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans last week wrote to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) M

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March 7, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: We believe the result of this rule, if finalized, is that millions of seniors will lose their plans, even though they like them, and millions of seniors could be forced to pay more for their prescription drugs

To read the letter, click here.

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