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 ...
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 ...
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Section I: Health
Section II: Oversight
WASHINGTON – Today, key House and Senate Committee leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills and establish a fair framework to resolve payment disputes between health care providers and health insurance companies.
The deal was agreed to by House Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Chairman Richard E. ...
This year, the Emmys – the award show dedicated to television – is giving an award to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, despite widespread criticism of his massive failures that led to unnecessary deaths and politicization of the ...
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the Trump Administration finalized new rules regarding prescription drug pricing:
“We need to reduce the cost of overpriced drugs. That’s why House Republicans are championing H.R. 19, a bill comprised of bipartisan solutions to ...
Ways and Means Republicans recently released a framework for the future of health care. Our central idea is that a successful health care plan can’t be a one-size-fits-all solution that only focuses on the ...
Ways and Means Republicans recently released a framework for the future of health care. Our central idea is that a successful health care plan can’t be a one-size-fits-all solution that only focuses on the individual market. We need practical solutions to expand access, offer more choices, lower ...