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 31, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) responded to today’s release of the 2013 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report. The Trustees are forecasting that Medicare will go bankrupt in 2026 and Social Security will not be able to fully pay benefits in 2033.

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May 31, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In recent weeks, the Energy and Commerce Committee has explored the looming rate shock that will hit when the president’s health care law takes full effect.

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May 30, 2013 | ICYMI

Earlier this month, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to fully comply with the panel’s investigation into the potentially illegal use and waste of ta

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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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