Roskam, Health Subcommittee Continue Work to Cut Red Tape, Improve Patient Care

May 22, 2018 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), today held its third roundtable discussion focused on how Congress and the Administration can take steps to cut red tape in the Medicare program to better serve patients. This roundtable was a chance for lawmakers to talk with advocates and post-acute care medical professionals – including representatives from ...

ICYMI: W&M Advances Bills to Combat Opioid Crisis

May 18, 2018 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), approved multiple bills this week to combat the opioid crisis. These important measures will now advance to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Over 60 percent of drug overdoses involve an opioid. Overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids, have increased fivefold since 1999. More than 42 ...

Subcommittee Examines Future of the Social Security Number

May 17, 2018 — Blog

The Social Security Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing entitled “Securing Americans’ Identities: The Future of the Social Security Number.” The Social Security Administration (SSA) originally created the Social Security number ...