Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released new reports on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in every congressional district in the country.  These reports provide the first picture of the impacts of the law in districts following the opening of the new health insurance marketplaces, the expansion of Medicaid, and the end of discrimination based on pre-existing health conditions.   They show that millions of Americans have already gained health insurance coverage because of the ACA and that tens of millions more are benefitting from the law’s reforms of Medicare and the private insurance market.  The reports also demonstrate how many Americans remain uninsured because of some states’ decisions to not accept the Medicaid expansion.

 

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman is the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Jul 31, 2014

Today, House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman introduced legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2019.  Without this legislation, no new funding for the CHIP program will be available after September of 2015.  Reps. Pallone and Waxman were among the original authors of the 1997 CHIP program, which has traditionally garnered strong bipartisan support at the federal and state level, and has grown to provide health insurance to more than 8 million children as well as pregnant women today.

Jul 30, 2014

Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a hearing on an important new EPA report entitled Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2014.

Jul 29, 2014

A bipartisan group of House and Senate committee leaders are seeking insights on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) from all 50 governors.

Jul 29, 2014

Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement today on new information from HHS, which shows that over 8.2 million seniors have saved more than $11.5 billion on prescription drugs since 2010: 

Jul 23, 2014

Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield to request a hearing on a recent report entitled Risky Business: the Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States, which examined climate change impacts in every region of the country. 

Jul 22, 2014

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the announcement that President Obama has nominated Jeff Baran to serve as a Commissioner on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):

“Jeff is a wonderful pick.  He’s an exceptionally capable consensus-builder.  He listens to all sides, studies the facts, and finds creative solutions.  He is also extremely knowledgeable about the NRC and its important responsibilities.”