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)

May 14, 2014 | ICYMI

Rep. Morgan Griffith Demands Transparency From the Administration on Health Care Premiums  

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May 13, 2014 | ICYMI

Republicans have long warned that Obamacare did nothing to ensure that Americans would have timely access to quality and affordable health care from the providers they choose. Now, nearly six months after the law has taken effect, these warnings are becoming a reality. The law’s many mandates and controls have led to a predictable outcome: narrower networks and limited choices.

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May 12, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: In announcing the 2015 Rate Announcement for Medicare Advantage plans, CMS said it "estimates the overall net change to plan payments between 2014 and 2015 to be +.04 percent." However, most objective observers, including many market analysts and industry researchers, concluded that the overall net impact of the finalized changes actually amounts to approximately an over three percent

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May 12, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released its latest white paper in the 21st Century Cures initiative.

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May 12, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Continuing thier efforts to protect seniors, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner expressing concerns about the health care law’s negative effects on Medicare Advantage.

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May 12, 2014 | ICYMI

21st Century Cures Initiative Offers Hope

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