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W&M Approves Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease 

September 08, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to help Americans suffering from chronic kidney disease — otherwise known as end-stage renal disease or ESRD. Known as the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act (H.R. 5942), the bill establishes a voluntary program within Medicare so ESRD patients can access ...

W&M Members Take Steps to Help Medicare Patients Access Better Care

September 07, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), held a hearing to examine whether existing Medicare Part A policies are improving the quality and cost-efficiency of care in hospitals. Specifically, Members heard from physicians, researchers, and ...

Highlights of W&M Members’ Conversations with Americans About Our Better Way Agenda

September 06, 2016 — Blog

Today, House Republicans are returning to Washington from their districts to continue advancing solutions to our nation's biggest challenges. Throughout August, Ways and Means Members spoke directly to people across their communities about our Better Way agenda to reform our broken tax code, improve our healthcare system, and help lift people out of poverty. Here are some highlights of our ...

The WEP is Unfair – and Here’s Why

September 01, 2016 — Blog

Americans across the country pay into Social Security and expect to receive the benefits they have earned when they retire. Unfortunately, because of a well-intended but flawed policy known as the Windfall Elimination Provision, or the WEP, some workers — specifically teachers, firefighters, police officers and others who have paid into Social Security for part of their careers ...

#TBT: U.S. Economy Falls Below Its Own “Mendoza Line”

August 25, 2016 — Blog

Baseball fans from the 1970s probably remember the infamous “Mendoza line” — the line signifying light-hitting shortstop Mario Mendoza’s weak batting average of .200. Players and fans knew that if a batting average fell below the Mendoza line, it was a really bad year.

How House Republicans’ Health Care Plan Helps Middle Class Families

August 25, 2016 — Blog

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law over six years ago, we’ve seen the cost of insurance skyrocket as quality and health care options continue to decline. And middle class families are being hurt the most by the law’s clear failures.   The average premium for families enrolled in ...

Welfare Reform at 20: A Better Way Forward

August 19, 2016 — Blog

This week, in advance of the the 20th anniversary of welfare reform, the Ways and Means Committee reviewed the law’s record of helping more low-income Americans escape poverty and climb the economic ladder. Today, it’s clear that reforming the nation’s cash welfare program has successfully