The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing on preparing the nation’s health care infrastructure for climate change. Witnesses included Paul Biddinger, M.D., chief preparedness and continuity officer for Mass General Brigham in New England; Parinda Khatri, CEO of Cherokee Health Systems in Tennessee; and Elizabeth Schenk, executive director of environmental stewardship for Providence health system in Renton, Wash. In conjunction with the hearing, the committee released a report based on responses to its March request for information to better understand how climate events have impacted the health sector.
 

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