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)

May 29, 2013 | Letter

Except: Prescription drug counterfeiters have placed our nation's patients at risk; their criminal actions take advantage of the current patchwork of state laws that could allow venue‐shopping for the best locale in which to expose patients to unsafe and counterfeit prescription drugs.

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May 29, 2013 | ICYMI

Reports also Surface that Nancy-Ann DeParle, Former Obama Point Person for Health Reform and Deputy Chief of Staff, Now Soliciting Insurance Companies for Same Group as Sebelius

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May 28, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled draft legislation to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.

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May 23, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined the current state of drug compounding in the United States.

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May 20, 2013 | ICYMI

"The legal question is still murky. The ethical one is less so."

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May 16, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee today voiced their support to fully repeal the president’s health care law.  Since the reforms became law three years ago, the committee has conducted rigorous oversight to educate the American people on the law’s impact on patients, providers, the economy, and states.

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