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...

Medicare

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...

Medicaid

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...

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May 18, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, hailed Committee passage of her ARPA-H Act, bipartisan legislation to establish the Advanced Research Project Agency-Health as an independent agency within HHS. The Committee also passed key portions of Eshoo’s DEPICT Act, bipartisan legislation to increase diversity in clinical trials.

April 4, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed Anna G. Eshoo’s (D-CA) bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), which ensures health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act was one of the top three most cosponsored pending pieces of legislation in the House in the 117th Congress and is co-led with Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA).

March 31, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee, gave an impassioned speech on the House floor combatting Republican attacks on affordable insulin and urging her colleagues to vote for legislation to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin at $35 per month. Shortly after the speech, the legislation passed the House by a vote of 232-193.

March 31, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee, released the following statement after HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra notified the Appropriations Committee that he plans to transfer ARPA-H authorities and funds to NIH:

March 9, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) voted for the government funding package that includes $1 billion to fund the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, or ARPA-H. The new health agency will focus on accelerating biomedical innovation to develop transformative breakthroughs in how we detect and treat the deadliest diseases. Rep. Eshoo introduced legislation to establish ARPA-H last year after meeting with President Biden and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers to discuss the new approach.

October 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, 13 top health experts and organizations sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Anna G.

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following joint statement after the House of Representatives passed four public health bills:  

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, released this statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in California v. Texas:

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act, alongside Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Michael C. Burgess, M.D (R-TX), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY). This bipartisan legislation would establish the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program to promote the recruitment of public health professionals at local, state, and tribal public health agencies. 

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, met with President Biden, Vice President Harris, and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers to discuss new federal investments in the early detection and research of America’s deadliest diseases.