Health Care

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…

Special Address: Update on Our Fight Against the Opioid Crisis

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This week the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced 25 bills to combat the opioid crisis, another important step in Congress' work to end the epidemic. In this special address, Dr. Burgess gives an update on this critical work to help families in North Texas and around the country. Read his full remarks here.

Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: The Team Effort to Fight Opioid Abuse

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Fighting the opioid crisis will take more than legislative solutions. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, is Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity for North Texans and all Americans to help prevent diversion of drugs by taking any unused prescription drugs to an authorized collection site. Find the closest collection site at https://takebackday.dea.gov/.  Read Dr. Burgess' full…

Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Combating the Opioid Crisis

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The opioid crisis impacts every neighborhood in America – including neighborhoods in North Texas. To combat this epidemic, Congress is working to identify sensible solutions, striking the right balance between necessary enforcement and patient safety. In this video update, Dr. Burgess shares ways everyone can play a role in the team effort against opioid abuse. Read his full remarks…

Burgess and Harper Seek Answers on D.C.’s Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) sent letters yesterday to the Government of the District of Columbia and United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., following a series of questions raised by a December 2017 story in The Washington Post. The…

Weekly Address: Partnering with Sec. Azar

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Secretary Azar recently testified before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for the first time. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess gives an update on his plans to collaborate with Sec. Azar and HHS on the health care issues that matter most to families in North Texas and across America. Read his full remarks here. 

Burgess Statement on the State of the Union Address

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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 after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address this evening. “Tonight, Congress and the American people heard a message about building a safe, strong, and proud America. In his first State of the Union Address, President…

Special Address: Achieving Tax Reform for American Families

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Today, Congress passed comprehensive tax reform for the first time since 1986. In this special address, Dr. Burgess discusses how these changes to the tax code will help families in North Texas and around the country keep more of their hard-earned money. Also as part of the tax reform package, Congress voted to eliminate Obamacare's intrusive individual mandate penalty - an overreach…

Burgess Statement on Cures Check In

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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 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…

Burgess Statement on MACRA Oversight Hearing

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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 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…