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 with President Trump and the Administration to deliver relief and assistance to ...
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar laid out in an op-ed for Fox Business how Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is utilizing the public and private sectors to deliver a vaccine to COVID-19 at record pace.
"It is now highly credible that OWS will have produced up to 100 million doses of safe and effective
-The U.S. Surgeon General issued a challenge to providers to help fight our nation’s rising maternal mortality rate.
-Providers should work to “address care for women with hypertension who are pregnant and/or postpartum” and “breastfeeding initiation and continuation disparities among breastfeeding mothers.”
-The Administration also announced a new ...
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Mike Kelly (R-PA) delivered the following opening statement at a Subcommittee hearing.
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Remarks as prepared for delivery:
2021 Medicare Open Enrollment is officially open and will run through December 7, 2020.
People with Medicare can review health and drug plans and make changes to their healthcare coverage for next year based on their financial and medical needs.
People who want to keep their current Medicare coverage do not need to ...
Key Takeaway: Building on actions to bolster laboratory testing for COVID-19, the Trump Administration is making changes to Medicare payments made to laboratories in order to incentivize faster and more efficient diagnostic test results. Yesterday, CMS announced that, starting January 1, 2021, Medicare will pay $100 only to laboratories that are able to process high throughput ...
CVS and Walgreens will provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs, thanks to new agreements with the Trump Administration.
Read below a press release from HHS to learn more about this important announcement.
Protecting especially ...
Key Takeaway: In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access, CMS announced yesterday an additional set of telehealth services that Medicare will pay for during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), as well as additional support for Medicaid and the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
As the Trump Administration ...
Congress has set aside over $175 billion to directly help health care providers and hospitals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of October 5, more than $105 billion has been distributed to over 530,000 providers.
This funding has served as a lifeline to ensure continued access to health care in our communities.
Former Head of the Food and Drug Administration and National Cancer Institute, Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, recently praised the efforts of Ways and Means Committee member Dr. Brad Wenstrup in an op-ed for Morning Consult.
“COVID-19 has emphasized an urgent need to modernize how we manufacture medicines. Americans would benefit most from improving how we ...
Republicans stand with patients who have pre-existing conditions and have fought for legislation to protect them. Every single Democrat has voted against Republican measures designed to help patients.
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