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)

December 21, 2012 | Press Release

Drugs Like Oxycontin Currently Manufactured with Tamper Resistant Formulas – Law Enforcement, Health Care Officials, and Parents Concerned with the Prospect of Non-Tamper-Resistant Versions Hitting the Market, Making Powerful Prescription Drugs Easier to Crush and Abuse

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December 21, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: During the past month, we have heard from a number of concerned citizens, including parents, law enforcement officials, health care providers, state and local officials, and our colleagues in Congress, about the impending release of the non-tamper-resistant versions of these opioids.

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December 20, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to speak in support of the Spending Reduction Act of 2012.

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December 20, 2012 | Fact Sheet

In the effort to avert across-the-board cuts to the nation’s armed forces and key priorities, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has identified nearly $100 billion in savings over the next decade as part of the Spending Reduction Act of 2012, (H.R. 6684).

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December 13, 2012 | Hearing

The focus of this hearing is on the implementation of the health care law's exchanges and Medicaid expansion. With less than 13 months until implementation, the committee intends to press the administration to finally respond to the numerous critical questions that remain unanswered nearly 1,000 days since enactment of the health care law.

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December 13, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration's major policy reversal on the Medicaid blended rate

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