Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations


ICYMI: WSJ Highlights E&C Probe into Systemic Failures at Indian Health Service Hospitals

03.08.2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce leaders sent...

In the News

Bipartisan E&C Leaders Request Briefing on Systemic Failures at Indian Health Service Hospitals

03.07.2019

WASHIGNTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce leaders sent a letter to Indian Health Service (IHS) Acting Director Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee today requesting a briefing on reported medical errors and systemic failures at IHS hospitals, the corrective actions taken to date, and an update on the agency’s strategy to ensure improvements at IHS facilities nationwide. The request comes after an investigations by the Wall Street Journal and Frontline PBS, and by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader into IHS.

The letter was signed by Energy...

Press Release

Letter to IHS Acting Director Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee Regarding Systemic Failures at IHS Hospitals

03.07.2019

Excerpt: “We have serious concerns about the apparent failure of IHS to provide quality health care services to the American Indians it serves, in the Great Plains Area and elsewhere. Stopping these deplorable conditions and ensuring the safety and well-being of those who entrust IHS with their health care needs must be the top priority of your agency. Despite repeated investigations by Congress, and other federal watchdog agencies, these recent press reports indicate that patient care does not seem to be improving at these IHS-operated hospitals. We must find a...

Letter

Oversight and Investigations

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