Health Care

Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Medicare Executive Order

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the President's Executive Order on "Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors" this afternoon: “President Trump once again affirmed his commitment to put Americans first by protecting Medicare. This…

Burgess Remarks at Hearing on Prescription Drug Costs

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Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following opening remarks at the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs: Reducing Barriers to Market Competition.”   …

Burgess Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Vaccines

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Washington, DC – Today Representatives Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives Resolution, recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution, if passed, will send a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care…

Burgess Statement on Democrats’ Government-Run Health Care Bill

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on House Democrats’ government-run, single-payer health care bill. “As a physician serving in Congress, I have spent over a decade working to limit government involvement in health care. This one-size-fits-all, Soviet-style…

ICYMI: Support for the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018

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Washington, D.C. — This week, President Trump signed the bipartisan Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law. Authored by Texans Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX), this law invests in our nation’s pediatric workforce to ensure that another generation of…

Rep. Burgess, Sen. Scott Introduce “Copper Plan” Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) recently introduced the Increasing Access to Care Act, legislation aimed at increasing the affordability of health care for American families by permitting individuals to purchase “copper level” health insurance coverage. Last year, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced companion legislation of the same title. "With the advent…

Weekly Address: Fighting Childhood Cancer

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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation to fight childhood cancer, sending it to the President's desk to be signed into law. The Childhood Cancer STAR Act invests in new research to develop treatments - and cures - for childhood cancer. Building on the work of the 21st Century Cures Act, this law will deliver hope to America's youngest cancer patients and their…

Burgess Statement on Right to Try

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017. “It was an honor to join President Trump today as he signed Right to Try into law, delivering on our promise to offer…

Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on President Trump’s remarks about prescription drug pricing. “America is leading the world’s medical innovation, and it is time that the groundbreaking therapies developed here are accessible to American patients. As I listened to…