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Six Key Moments from Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Health Care Price Transparency

May 17, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Price transparency can lower costs and improve health outcomes for families, workers, and small businesses, witnesses testified at a Ways and Means Committee hearing on health care price transparency. Witnesses shared their firsthand experience of using price transparency to benefit patients seeking care or small businesses sponsoring insurance for their ...

Health Subcommittee Chairman Buchanan Opening Statement – Hearing on Why Health Care is Unaffordable: Anticompetitive and Consolidated Markets

May 17, 2023 — Health

As prepared for delivery. "Today’s hearing will focus on the health care marketplace and how it’s become more consolidated and less competitive in recent years, leading to higher prices and fewer options for patients.   "There are many factors that contribute to this problem, and we need to work together and find bipartisan solutions.   "Whether ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement – Hearing on Health Care Price Transparency: A Patient’s Right to Know

May 16, 2023 — Health

As prepared for delivery. "Today, when a family faces a sudden illness, a chronic health issue, or a life-threatening accident their first thought is fear for the health of their loved one. Their second is to worry about how they will afford it. "When concerned about their health, patients don’t want to be contestants on a game show trying to guess which hospital door leads ...

Health Subcommittee Chairman Buchanan: Hearing on Examining Policies that Inhibit Innovation and Patient Access

May 10, 2023 — Democrats' Drug Price Control Scheme

As prepared for delivery. "Thank you all for being with us. Today’s hearing will focus on innovation and some of the biggest roadblocks.   "We can all agree that America is the global leader of innovation, and the government should do everything it can to foster an environment that promotes greater innovation and patient access to innovative care.   "Unfortunately, we have all ...

Congressional Republicans Call for Reconsideration of Administration’s Anti-Innovation Drug-Price Policy

April 12, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC —Patients, caregivers, and practitioners will soon see fewer cures should the Biden Administration move forward with implementing its drug price-setting guidance, write House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (MO-08), House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance ...

Chairman Smith: Bad News for Seniors Lurks Between the Lines of Medicare and Social Security Trust Fund Reports

April 01, 2023 — Blog

Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) pointed to the negative impacts of Democrats’ reckless spending in a statement about the 2023 Medicare & Social Security Trustees Reports: “Thanks to President Biden’s economic failures, seniors’ hard-earned benefits are further under threat. Social Security’s combined trust ...

Five Press-Worthy Moments from Ways and Means Hearing with HHS Secretary Becerra

March 29, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – During Tuesday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Republicans questioned HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on President Biden’s budget gimmicks, why he offers no plan to prevent $500 billion in looming cuts to Medicare, why HHS employees are not showing up to work, and why wealthy families are eligible for taxpayer-funded Obamacare ...

Health Subcommittee Exposes the Fallout of Democrats’ Inflation on Patients, Health Care workers, and Small Businesses

March 27, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – Americans operating small businesses who are being crushed by Obamacare regulations and raging inflation under the Biden Administration testified before the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee last week led by Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan (FL-16) about the challenges they face in affording and providing health insurance for their ...