Health subcommittee includes budget chairman

Republican members of a House health subcommittee tasked with proposing alternatives to the healthcare reform law were named Thursday afternoon.

The nine Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee's Health subcommittee include Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Rep. Wally Herger (Calif.), who was the subcommittee's ranking member last Congress.

Other subcommittee members include Jim Gerlach (Pa.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Sam Johnson (Texas), Devin Nunes (Calif.), Tom Price (Ga.), Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Peter Roskam (Ill.).

After the GOP votes to repeal the reform law next week, Ways and Means and other key committees will hold hearings on proposals to replace popular healthcare reform measures.