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  • Burgess Statement on Cures Check In
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after today’s Subcommittee on Health hearing on 21st Century Cures Act implementation. “One year ago, the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act, fulfilling our promise to help deliver cures to millions of patients. Today, nearly a full year after the Cures Act was signed into law, the Health Subcommittee heard from Dr. Francis Collins, the... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on MACRA Oversight Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 today’s Subcommittee on Health hearing on “MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care.” “Today’s hearing was a key opportunity to assess the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), particularly focusing on one of the two reimbursement avenues under the law – Alternativ... Read more

  • Weekly Address: Championing Healthy Kids & Vital Health Programs
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The House has passed legislation with provisions for some of the nation’s most important public health programs, including the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess discusses how these priorities will help North Texans - and Americans across our country - who rely on these vital health services. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • E&C Leaders on President Trump’s Public Health Emergency Declaration for #OpioidCrisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after President Trump formally declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. “The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions, impacting every community across the country in a variety of ways. Today’s public health emergency declaration will unleash more tools and resources in our shared fight to comba... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the federal response to the opioid crisis. “The opioid epidemic is a heartbreaking problem gripping our nation. No community is immune from the effects of this crisis. Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee heard from key agency officials on the federal government’s response to the ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Signing of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement after President Trump signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. “The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 will play a key part in supporting the FDA and ensuring that American patients see the medicine and cures they have been promised. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, I am proud to see this common s... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Joins NBC 5's "Lone Star Politics"
    Posted in Burgess in the News on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense and National Security

    Dr. Burgess joined NBC 5's "Lone Star Politics" to discuss North Korea, health care reform, and other topics in the news. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Joins WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics"
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Dr. Burgess joined WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" to discuss the future of health care reform. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address: Celebrating Military Expertise and American Freedom
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense and National Security

    Dr. Burgess discusses the Mission Zero Act, which connects American patients with battle-tested trauma care and the expertise of military trauma care providers, and reflects on Independence Day. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Tiberi, and Thompson Statement on the Introduction of H.R. 3120
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) issued the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 3120. This legislation will amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the volume of future electronic health record-related significant hardship requests. “Electronic health records place an enormous burden on physicians, and have failed to live up to ... Read more