The House Energy and Commerce Committee held hearings December 10, 2019 to examine nine legislative proposals intended to expand health insurance coverage and reduce health care costs, including Medicare buy-in bills.  The Committee also recently held hearings on FDA oversight of the US drug supply chain and regulation of cosmetics, along with public health preparedness and response to the flu season.  In addition, the panel approved two maternal health bills, HR 4995, the “Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act,” and HR 4996, the “Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act,” clearing the bills for full House consideration.