Health & Human Services 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.
2017–18 Committee Leadership
Gov. Eddie Calvo, Guam
Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas
Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
Gov. Ralph Torres, Northern Mariana Islands
Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee
Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia
The National Governors Association released a statement on the need to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and stabilize the nation’s health insurance markets.
Governors have long been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction, working with health care providers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to mount a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis.