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)

September 8, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The many serious problems encountered by state based exchanges are well documented. This Committee outlined some of the more troubling examples in a June 3, 2014 letter, which requested information about the state implementation grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This letter requested that all responsive documents be produced by June 18, 2014.

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September 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding a June 3, 2014, request for information on state-run health exchanges.

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September 8, 2014 | ICYMI

By Congressman Joe Pitts

Five million Americans suffer from the degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer's. That number is expected to triple by 2050. Despite the millions of sufferers, there is no cure. In fact, much about the disease is a mystery, including why twice as many women suffer from it.

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September 8, 2014 | Fact Sheet

“[W]e will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”

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September 5, 2014 | Blog Post

Cassidy: “As a doctor, I understand that we must have thoughtful solutions to protect American workers from the damage caused by the president’s broken promises.”

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September 5, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of September 8, 2014. The committee will advance the #Path2Cures effort with a Health Subcommittee hearing Tuesday and roundtable Wednesday, continue its oversight of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and review legislation to improve care for victims of human trafficking.

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