The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Health shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to programs providing payments (from any source) for health care, health delivery systems, or health research. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Health shall include bills and matters that relate to the health care programs of the Social Security Act (including titles V, XI (Part B), XVIII, and XIX thereof) and, concurrent with the full Committee, tax credit and deduction provisions of the Internal Revenue Code dealing with health insurance premiums and health care costs.
Source: “Rules of the Committee on Ways and Means”
What We’re Working On
In the 116th Congress, Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee will work to:
- Lower health care costs, including drug and insurance costs
- Provide access to affordable, convenient health care to all Americans
- Simplify an expensive and complicated system
- Modernize the rules that stifle quality improvements and lifesaving, innovative treatments
Our committee is poised to strongly fight back against any initiatives to create a government-controlled, single payer health care system.
Additionally, as Medicare continues to spiral towards insolvency, we are committed to ensuring that America’s seniors and our future generations receive the quality healthcare that they have been promised. Republicans will continue its work on reducing burdensome red tape in the Medicare space, generating new ideas for savings in the program, and holding bad actors accountable in order to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of the program.
*Last Updated 3/07/19
Most Recent Hearings
Republicans are working to deliver relief and assistance to American workers, families, and small ...
WASHINGTON--Rep. Smucker appeared before the House Committee on Rules to discuss the Democrats' $1.9 trillion Pelosi Payoff that neither crushes Covid nor creates any jobs. To watch his remarks, click here.
The following is a transcript of his remarks as delivered:
Thank you, Ranking Member Cole. As a new member of the ...
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM.
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Dr. Ashish Jha
Dean of Brown University School of Public ...
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee member Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss how House Democrats are forcing a $1.9T COVID-19 “relief” bill without any bipartisan support.
The good news: The Biden Administration announced today that the United States was able to secure an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
This news builds on the successful work of Operation Warp Speed. Under President ...
WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement as he announced the Subcommittee Republican Leaders and Subcommittee assignments for Republican Members of the Committee for the 117th Congress:
“Our caucus is ready to stop radical ideas that kill jobs and fight for policies that lift up ...
Bans Surprise Medical Bills and Creates a Fair Dispute Resolution Process.
Protects patients from surprise medical bills while rejecting price setting schemes and attempts to limit providers’ access to arbitration.
Explicitly bans the arbiter from considering ...
Ending surprise medical bills when you visit the ER or have a scheduled medical procedure, and, for the first time, requiring that patients be given a true and honest medical bill in advance of scheduled procedures, so patients know what to expect.
Medicare Extenders: Extends funding for critical Medicare programs related to quality ...
This is a joint document provided by the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor.
No American should delay care or face financial ruin because of surprise medical bills.
The Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and ...
Whether through greater funding or more flexibility, rural and underserved communities are having their health care needs prioritized in this package.
Among other provisions, the package includes:
Helping save rural hospitals by letting them become a new Rural Emergency Hospital, which gives them the Medicare funding and flexibility to offer health care services their community ...
CLICK HERE to download this information as a PDF.
Section I: Health
Section II: Oversight