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)

June 27, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: We write to request that you supplement your response to the bipartisan letter sent by 124 members of the House of Representatives, including 31 members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, related to sequestration and the Medicare program (copy attached).

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June 26, 2013 | Press Release

Rep. Ellmers: “It’s the number one reason today… employers are not hiring”

Rep. Guthrie: “Employers and families across Kentucky have expressed serious concerns… wondering if they will lose their coverage, be forced to choose different providers, or be saddled with enormous new costs”

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June 26, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep.

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June 26, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its exploration of reforms to improve the Medicare program, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to Redesign the Program’s Outdated Benefit Structure.”

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June 24, 2013 | ICYMI

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board yesterday opined that continued delays and secrecy regarding implementation of the president’s health care law could lead to confusion among insurers and insurance premium “rate shock” for consumers.

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