Dan Elling is the former Staff Director of Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 15 years of health care policy experience.

In this senior role, Dan advised then-Health Subcommittee chairman and current full committee chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), and Ranking Members Jim McCrery (R-LA). 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 nearly five years. 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 Congressman 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 Affordable Care Act.
Prior to becoming staff director, Dan was responsible for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicare post-acute care policy for Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) He also served as health policy aide to Health Subcommittee Chairman Nancy Johnson (R-CT) and legislative assistant to Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN).
At Lincoln Policy Group, Dan advises and represents health care providers and payors before Congress on their legislative, regulatory, payment, and coverage issues, especially those being impacted by Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.
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.