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 7, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today released an updated version of the Obamacare Burden Tracker (#ObamacareBurden), which reveals the burden on employers and families has increased to a

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May 3, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: We write in strong support of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement to apply a "removed for safety or efficacy" determination to the crushabale form of OxyContin. This decision by FDA will help mitigate the harmful effects of the nation's prescription drug abuse crisis. inculding the suffering it causes in families across our country.

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May 1, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today released the “Making Medicaid Work” blueprint to modernize the Medicaid program.

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April 30, 2013 | ICYMI

Millions of Americans will pay more for health insurance, lose their
coverage, or have their hours of work cut back.

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April 26, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today continued its post-Newtown examination of the nation’s mental health system, focusing on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and how its application can help or hinder patient care and public safety.

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April 26, 2013 | ICYMI

During this week’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the implementation of Obamacare, a troubling fact came to light – as the Obama administration was furloughing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) workers including air traffic controllers, workers responsible for the implementation of Obamacare were not facing the same time away from their work. Rep.

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