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:

  1. Lower health care costs, including drug and insurance costs
  2. Provide access to affordable, convenient health care to all Americans
  3. Simplify an expensive and complicated system
  4. 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