POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 225 (introduced by Rep. Capps for herself, Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Degette, Rep. Harper, Rep. Matsui, and Rep. King of New York): A bill to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 232 (introduced by Rep. Harper): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R. 235 (introduced by Rep. Kinzinger of Illinois for himself and Rep. Capps): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

H.R. 241 (introduced by Rep. Ross): A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish standards of access to care for veterans seeking health care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R. 244 (introduced by Rep. Schakowsky): A bill to assure that the services of a nonemergency department physician are available to hospital patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all non-Federal hospitals with at least 100 licensed beds; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 257 (introduced by Rep. Shea-Porter): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R. 261 (introduced by Rep. Schakowsky for herself and 44 others): A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 274 (introduced by Rep. Barber). A bill to amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 288 (introduced by Rep. Michaud for himself and Rep. Walz): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R. 297 (introduced by Rep. Pitts for himself, Rep. Pallone, Rep. Burgess, and Rep. Capps): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children’s hospitals; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.



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