Senator Stabenow Becomes Top Democrat on Senate Health Subcommittee

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance voted to make Senator Debbie Stabenow the Ranking Member on the Health Subcommittee. Senator Stabenow is a champion for policies that will improve our health system and lower the cost of care for families and businesses in Michigan and across the country.

"Every family needs the chance to get and keep affordable health care when they need it," said Stabenow. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find ways to continue to improve America's health care system. We also need to preserve and protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable care."

The Health Subcommittee has jurisdiction over Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, key parts of the Affordable Care Act, the physician and provider reimbursement system, ERISA group health plans, and health privacy protections.

In addition to the Health Subcommittee, Senator Stabenow will also serve as a member of the Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness.