POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


H.R. 475 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines; GERLACH; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 4.

H.R. 485 (NURSING), to establish the position of National Nurse for Public Health, to be filled by the same individual serving as the Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service; EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 4.

H.R. 486 (DRUGS), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to incentivize the development of abuse-deterrent drugs; KEATING; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 4.

H.R. 487 (MEDICARE), to provide for a Medicare primary care graduate medical education pilot project in order to improve access to the primary care workforce; MCMORRIS RODGERS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, Feb. 4.

H. RES. 50 (CANCER PREVENTION), expressing support for designation of Feb. 4, 2013, as National Cancer Prevention Day; ISRAEL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 4.

H.R. 500 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare; GRAYSON; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 5.

H.R. 523 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices; PAULSEN; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 6.

H.R. 541 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; ESHOO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 6.

H.R. 544 (HEALTH INSURANCE), to amend Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to change the permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates; GINGREY of Georgia; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 6.

H.R. 564 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend Title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers to help families of children with disabilities or special health care needs make informed choices about health care for their children; PALLONE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 6.

H.R. 565 (DISEASE AWARENESS), to amend Title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the secretary of health and human services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by state educational agencies to identify more at-risk families; PALLONE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 6.

H.R. 567 (MEDICAID/CHIP), to amend the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid Program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program with a block grant to the states, and for other purposes; ROKITA; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, Feb. 6.

H.R. 574 (MEDICAID/CHIP), to amend the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid Program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program with a block grant to the states, and for other purposes; ROKITA; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, Feb. 6.

H.R. 581 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain emergency medical devices from the excise tax on medical devices, and for other purposes; TURNER; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 6.

H.R. 582 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the individual and employer health insurance mandates; TURNER; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 6.

H.R. 589 (ORGAN DONATION), to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to prevent the sale of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, and for other purposes; YOUNG of Florida; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 6.

H. RES. 59 (HIV/AIDS AWARENESS), supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; LEE of California; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 6.

S. 232 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices; HATCH; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 7.

S. 236 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and physicians or practitioners to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits; MURKOWSKI; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 7.

S. 237 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention and services program, and for other purposes; MURKOWSKI; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 7.

S. 239 (PUBLIC HEALTH), to extend the frontier extended stay clinic demonstration; MURKOWSKI; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 7.

S. 242 (PUBLIC HEALTH), to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes; BURR; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 7.

S. 252 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; ALEXANDER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 7.

S. 254 (DISEASE AWARENESS), to amend Title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the secretary of health and human services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by state educational agencies to identify more at-risk families; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 7.

S. 264 (MENTAL HEALTH), to expand access to community mental health centers and improve the quality of mental health care for all Americans; STABENOW; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 7.

S. 265 (MENTAL HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for community-based mental health infrastructure improvement; REED; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 7.



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