POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 356 (ABORTION), to ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed regarding the pain experienced by their unborn child; JOHANNS; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 14.

S. 367 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps; CARDIN; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 14.

S. 372 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to provide for the reduction of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and the promotion of healthy relationships, and for other purposes; LAUTENBERG; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 14.

H.R. 628 (MENTAL HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; NAPOLITANO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 13.

H.R. 630 (POSTAL WORKERS HEALTH BENEFITS), to recalculate and restore retirement annuity obligations of the United States Postal Service, eliminate the requirement that the United States Postal Service pre-fund the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, place restrictions on the closure of postal facilities, create incentives for innovation for the United States Postal Service, maintain levels of postal service, and for other purposes; DEFAZIO; jointly, to the committees on Oversight and Government Reform and the Judiciary, Feb. 13.

H.R. 635 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with community health care providers to improve access to health care for veterans in highly rural areas, and for other purposes; PEARCE; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Feb. 13.

H.R. 642 (PUBLIC HEALTH), to make clear that an agency outside of the Department of Health and Human Services may not designate, appoint, or employ special consultants, fellows, or other employees under subsections (f) or (g) of Section 207 of the Public Health Service Act; BURGESS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 13.

H.R. 660 (DISEASE RESEARCH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium to provide grants and coordinate research with respect to the causes of, and risk factors associated with, neuromyelitis optica, and for other purposes; LEE of California; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 13.

H.R. 669 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life; PALLONE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 13.

H.R. 670 (MEDICARE), to amend Part B of the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico and to provide a special enrollment period and a reduction in the late enrollment penalties for certain residents of Puerto Rico; PIERLUISI; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Feb. 13.

H.R. 672 (PRESCRIPTION DRUGS), to provide for increased federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to states in reducing opioid abuse, diversion, and deaths; RAHALL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, Feb. 13.

H.R. 675 (PART-TIME WORKERS BENEFITS), to extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of employer-provided health insurance, family and medical leave, and pension plans; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, Feb. 13.

H.R. 676 (HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE), to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other purposes; CONYERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Natural Resources, Feb. 13.

H.R. 689 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA), to provide for the rescheduling of marijuana and for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various states; BLUMENAUER; jointly; to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, Feb. 14.

H.R. 698 (ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION), to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); CAPPS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, Feb. 14.

H.R. 702 (LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the secretary of health and human services to establish a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program; BRALEY of Iowa; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 14.

H.R. 710 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various states, and for other purposes; FARR; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Feb. 14.

H.R. 713 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps; GERLACH; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Feb. 14.

H.R. 725 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to provide for the reduction of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and the promotion of healthy relationships, and for other purposes; LEE of California; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Education and the Workforce, Feb. 14.

H.R. 728 (PHARMACIES), to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other purposes; CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 14.

H.R. 729 (NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH), to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt the National Institutes of Health from sequestration under Section 251A for fiscal year 2013, and to reduce the sequestration by the amount of the exemption; MCDERMOTT; to the Committee on the Budget, Feb. 14.

H.R. 738 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the requirement that certain former members of the reserve components of the armed forces be at least 60 years of age in order to be eligible to receive health care benefits; WILSON of South Carolina; to the Committee on Armed Services, Feb. 14.

H. RES. 69 (COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS), supporting the designation of March 2013, as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; PAYNE; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Feb. 14.



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