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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

Governor Charlie Baker, MassachusettsChair
Governor Kate Brown, OregonVice Chair

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


September 27, 2017

Governors to Congress: Resume Bipartisanship

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.


July 13, 2016

A Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

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.


Governors Ask for Swift Action on Zika Funding

Medicaid Managed Care

Governors, Physicians Call For End To Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

Governors’ Priorities for Addressing the Nation’s Opioid Crisis