Health Care

Beginning with her service as Chair of the San Mateo County General Hospital Board of Directors during her tenure on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Rep. Eshoo has worked tirelessly throughout her public service on health care issues that affect her District and the country. As a senior member of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and as a member of the Health Subcommittee, she helped draft portions of the Affordable Care Act to provide comprehensive, affordable health insurance to all Americans, and continues to work on the implementation of the law.

Through her work on eliminating lifetime insurance caps, strengthening the safety of our food supply, improving healthcare for children, championing a breakthrough research, and making prescription drugs more affordable, Rep. Eshoo has been a leader in the field of health policy.

Rep. Eshoo leads the Arthritis Caucus, the Medical Technology Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers.

21st Century Cures, the FDA and the NIH

Rep. Eshoo believes strongly that our country needs a 21st century commitment to biomedical research and is proud to support increases to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) budgets to save and extend lives,...

Prescription Drug Affordability

Congresswoman Eshoo, a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is guided by three things when considering drug policy: safety, affordability, and innovation. She has called for hearings on the soaring costs of prescription drugs; pushed...

The Affordable Care Act

Nearly a century passed after President Teddy Roosevelt first called for health care reform in our country and when the President signed the Affordable Care Act into law. As costs went up, more and more Americans were without insurance– they simply c...

Making Health Care Affordable for Americans Living in High-Cost Regions

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made remarkable progress toward ensuring that all Americans have access to health insurance, the cost of insurance can still be a struggle for those living in high-cost areas, such as Silicon Valley. The ACA...


Rep. Eshoo supports Medicare and has fought hard to protect it during her entire service in Congress. Medicare is a federal health insurance program that extends health coverage Americans aged 65 or older, as well as disabled Americans of any age. Medicare...


Rep. Eshoo is long-time champion of Medicaid, called Medi-Cal in California, one of our nation’s most important health insurance programs for low-income and disabled Americans. It covers hospital, physician, clinic, nursing home, prescription d...

More on Health Care

February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks today at the Full Committee markup on legislative recommendations for its budget reconciliation instructions. A video of her opening remarks can be found HERE and her written remarks as delivered are below:

January 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As tech companies and public health agencies deploy new tools to fight the spread of COVID-19 – including contact tracing apps, digital monitoring, home tests, and vaccine appointment booking – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act to set strong and enforceable privacy and data security rights for health information.


January 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration opened a special enrollment period for from February 15 to May 15, 2021:  


January 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement in response to the $1.9 trillion emergency relief package proposed by the incoming Biden-Harris Administration:


January 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to re-elect her Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee:


March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) traveled to Washington, D.C to vote for the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help the American people and our nation’s health care workers confront the COVID-19 pandemic head on and to stabilize our nation’s cascading economy.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

PALO ALTO, CA — Today, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced that three Community Health Centers in San Jose, as well as the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, were awarded grant funding totaling $393,759 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) voted for the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, to provide support for what’s most important – working families who are at risk because of the coronavirus. The bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 363 - 40 with 1 voting present. 

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) led 107 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar urging the Department to return to the bargaining table and negotiate employment contracts in good faith with unions representing HHS employees.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), chair of the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) introduced legislation to expand telehealth services throughout the country.

Their bipartisan National Telehealth Strategy and Data Advancement Act will increase access to care, reduce health care costs, collect critical information to improve policymaking, and streamline the administration of federal grants for researching the use of technology in health care.