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)

October 14, 2013 | Blog Post

Add former White House Press Secretary and close Obama confidante Robert Gibbs to the list of administration allies who are troubled by the health law’s rocky launch.

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October 11, 2013 | Blog Post

Nearly Two Weeks Into Open Enrollment and Health Law’s Website Still a “Mess”

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October 10, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Quality Software Services, Inc.

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October 10, 2013 | Letter

To read the letter to HHS, click here.

To read the letter to CGI, click here

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October 9, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: We believe the data reinforce our concerns that PPACA diverted the Medicaid program from its original intent to serve the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities, and low-income disabled seniors. The Medicaid program is already struggling to meet the health care needs of our poorest and sickest Americans.

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October 8, 2013 | ICYMI

Illinois Insurance Department Warns Residents to Beware of Navigator Scams, Door-to-Door Activity

Department of Insurance spokesperson: “We have been made aware that scams are possible… If someone is at your door, err on the side of caution.”

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