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June 28, 2024

House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Examines Budgetary Effects of Increasing Patient Access to Cell and Gene Therapies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force (HCTF) Chair Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) led a roundtable titled “Paying for 21st Century Cures: Examining the Budgetary Effects of Increasing Patient Access to Cell and Gene Therapies.” Innovative, potentially curative cell and gene therapies are becoming available to patients, with many more in the development pipeline. High upfront costs of these new therapies present unique budgetary challenges to federal and state … Continue Reading


June 24, 2024

CBO and JCT Confirm the Debt-Driving Cost of Biden’s Plan to Permanently Expand Obamacare Subsidies for the Wealthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) Chief of Staff Thomas Barthold responded to a letter sent by House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO), which requested a comprehensive analysis of the budgetary effects of making permanent the enhanced Obamacare subsidies - as called for in President Biden’s budget - which have gone to some of the … Continue Reading


May 23, 2024

House Budget Committee Holds Hearing to Examine Budgetary Effects of Growing Health Care Consolidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Health Care Task Force Chair Michael Burgess (R-TX), and members of the House Budget Committee held a hearing titled “Breaking up Health Care Monopolies: Examining the Budgetary Effects of Health Care Consolidation.” Today’s hearing brought together House Budget Committee members and health care experts and stakeholders to investigate the budgetary effects of consolidation in health care markets and policy … Continue Reading


May 23, 2024

Chairman Arrington Delivers Opening Remarks at “Breaking Up Health Care Monopolies: Examining the Budgetary Effects of Health Care Consolidation” Hearing

Washington, D.C.-Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered opening remarks at the Committee hearing titled “Breaking Up Health Care Monopolies: Examining the Budgetary Effects of Health Care Consolidation.” This hearing is focused on the budgetary effects of increasing health care consolidation and exploring policy solutions to enhance competition, with the objective of reducing health care costs and expanding patient choices. Click HERE to watch Chairman … Continue Reading


December 21, 2023

Arrington, Burgess Commend CBO for Requesting New Information to Inform Analysis of Policies that Impact Patient Access to New Medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington and Health Care Task Force (HCTF) Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. issued the following statements after Director Phillip Swagel of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) responded to Burgess and Arrington’s letter and acted on the HCTF’s request to establish a formal avenue for independent researchers and experts to submit new research and information on policies that impact patient access to new medicines. Background: The announcement … Continue Reading


November 20, 2023

Chairman Arrington, Health Care Task Force Chair Burgess Lead Letter to CBO on IRA Drug Development Analysis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) led a letter to Director Phillip Swagel of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) requesting answers to CBO’s analysis of policies impacting drug development in the United States.  Joined by Budget Committee Health Care Task Force (HCTF) Members Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT), Rep. … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Tackles Health Care Spending

Today, the House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force (HCTF) hit the ground running with its inaugural Member roundtable. This roundtable brought together Director Phillip Swagel of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), independent experts, and stakeholders to discuss CBO’s methods for analyzing policies that impact drug development in the United States, including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Led by Rep. Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX), the HCTF Member roundtable examined … Continue Reading


October 16, 2023

Health Care Task Force Chair Burgess Applauds Stakeholder Input

House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force Chair Michael Burgess, M.D. applauds the input submitted by over 170 individuals and stakeholders to the Request for Information (RFI) that will help shape the panel’s work.Health Care Task Force Chair Burgess released the following quote:"I look forward to upcoming discussions, fueled by the invaluable suggestions we've gathered through the RFI process. From big stakeholder groups and renowned academic medical centers to small, independent … Continue Reading


August 25, 2023

Chairman Arrington, Rep. Burgess Launch Budget Committee Health Care Task Force

House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Budget Committee Member Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today announced that the Committee has launched a new Budget Committee Health Care Task Force, which will be led by Rep. Burgess. Earlier this week, Arrington and Burgess published an opinion piece in The Hill highlighting how the recent U.S. credit downgrade and runaway health care spending makes this Task Force even more vital.  The goal of this … Continue Reading

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