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)

May 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing in the 21st Century Cures initiative to review the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation.

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May 19, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: "According to the Washington Post, more than 1 million Americans may have received incorrect subsidies to pay for health care plans purchased in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and the government has been unable to fix the error.

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May 19, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services, Serco, Inc., Accenture, and CGI regarding reports that inaccurate subsidy payments may have been made to more than one million Americans through the health care law.

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May 19, 2014 | Press Release

Over the past several months, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have sent numerous letters to the Obama administration regarding concerns surrounding the implementation and effects of the health care law. Despite the administration’s assertions that the health care law is finished business, these important questions remain unanswered.

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May 16, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of May 19.

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