Health & Human Services Committee

About the Committee

The Health and Human Services Committee handles issues dealing with health care, particularly as they relate to Medicaid, and federal-state safety net programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other social services. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

2019–20 Committee Leadership

Governor Kate Brown, Oregon —Chair
VACANT —Vice Chair 

Governor JB Pritzker, Illinois
Governor Laura Kelly, Kansas
Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana
Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts
Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York
Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres, Northern Mariana Islands
Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia
Governor Tony Evers, Wisconsin

NGA Staff

Maribel Ramos, Acting Legislative Director
Health & Human Services Committee