Dan Elling’s practice centers on numerous health care legislative and regulatory issues, including Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.
A highly respected legislative veteran with more than 10 years of experience on Capitol Hill, Dan served as the staff director of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee for Chairman Dave Camp and for then-Health Subcommittee chairman and current full committee chairman Kevin Brady. Dan also served in this role for then-Ranking Members Camp and Jim McCrery. As staff director, Dan was responsible for negotiating numerous multibillion-dollar health care legislative packages, coordinating the committee’s health care agenda and messaging, and engaging with House and Senate leadership and authorizing committees. Dan served as the lead Republican Medicare staffer on the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction and supported Rep. Camp on the Bowles-Simpson Commission. In 2009, Dan led the creation and development of the House Republican’s comprehensive health reform legislation which became the alternative to the ACA.
Prior to becoming staff director, Dan was responsible for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicare post-acute care policy for Chairman Bill Thomas. He also served as health policy aide to Health Subcommittee Chairman Nancy Johnson and legislative assistant to Congressman Jim Ramstad.
Dan holds a B.A. in political science and history from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.A. in political management from the George Washington University.