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Committee activity related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act; health insurance company practices; Medicare and Medicaid; prescription drugs; chronic and infectious diseases; reproductive and women’s health; and the safety of America’s food supply. 

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Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats sent a letter to the Majority to request a hearing on the Indian Health Service, the federal agency responsible for providing health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Feb 21, 2017 Press Release
A bipartisan group of Senate and House health committee leaders today sent colleagues a letter to highlight the importance of immunizations, saying: “Vaccines save lives.”
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today upon news that Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced legislation intended to protect people with pre-existing conditions upon full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) led a group of Committee and House Democrats in introducing the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017. The bill would make comprehensive changes to ensure safer drinking water for communities nationwide.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) spoke on the House Floor today against H.J. Res. 43, which would allow states to prevent health care providers from receiving any Title X funds if the provider separately performs abortions or is affiliated with health centers that do. Title X is a federal grant program that provides funding to health centers for family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured Americans. Under existing law, federal funding cannot be used to fund abortion procedures.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
E&C Dem Health Leaders sent a letter to President Trump expressing concerns that the Administration’s federal hiring freeze may jeopardize NIH's ability to carry out its mission of advancing scientific knowledge to improve human health.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Health Leaders including Pallone released a joint statement after CMS released a proposed rule affecting the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Feb 13, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's opinion piece outlining the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
Feb 10, 2017 In The News

The Affordable Care Act has stirred partisan emotions from the start. But more than seven years later, it works. It works for Democrats, Republicans, Independents and any American needing health care. Being sick isn't partisan. But sadly, Washington is.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release
Pallone denounced Republican efforts to “strengthen” Medicaid by removing or excluding certain people from Medicaid at a Health Subcommittee markup today.