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 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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June 2, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today pressed the Department of Health and Human services for details regarding several failed state-run health care exchanges.

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May 30, 2014 | ICYMI

The president repeatedly promised, “We’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year,” but costs for some Americans have already increased

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May 29, 2014 | ICYMI

The committee’s recently launched 21st Century Cures initiative continues to draw support because of the profound effect this bipartisan effort could have on the lives of all Americans. The Holland Sentinel editorial board in southwest Michigan today joined the chorus of supporters enthusiastic about 21st Century Cures.

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