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)

December 11, 2013 | Letter

Exceprt: Since the launch of HealthCare.gov on October I, the website has been plagued by a series of technical glitches and errors. Even as some progress has been made on basic front-end functionality two months after launch, questions remain about whether the information being transmitted from the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) to insurers is accurate.

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December 11, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today kicked off debate on H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. This bill would redirect wasteful spending on political conventions to important, scientific, pediatric research. H.R. 2019 was introduced by committee member Rep.

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December 11, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today advanced a package of bipartisan, commonsense bills that will collectively help improve public health, cut red tape, and encourage energy development. The committee approved the following bills by voice vote:

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December 10, 2013 | Blog Post

UPTON: “We are at a point where, come January 1, 2014, millions more people will have lost coverage than gained it because of the health care law.”

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December 10, 2013 | Letter

To read the December 10, 2013 response from CMS, click here.

To read the committee's October 24, 2013 letter to CMS, click here.

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