POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Health Hearings


House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: will sponsor a forum titled “After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg; March 5.

House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee: will hold hearings on proposed FY 2013 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction; 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg; March 5.

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee: will hold a hearing on the tax-related provisions under the PPACA and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; 11:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg; March 5.

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens From an Entitlement Crisis;” 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg; March 6.

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on Americans’ Health Insurance Premium;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg; March 7.

House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee: will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2013 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction; 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg; March 13.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


S. 377 (9/11 HEALTH PROGRAM), to add the 9/11 health and compensation programs to the list of exempt programs under PAYGO; GILLIBRAND; to the Committee on the Budget, Feb. 25.

H.R. 805 (MEDICARE), to repeal certain changes to contracts with Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations, and for other purposes; PRICE of Georgia; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, Feb. 25.

H.R. 806 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to make permanent the requirement for annual reports on comptroller general reviews of the accuracy of Department of Veterans Affairs medical budget submissions, and for other purposes; BROWNLEY of California; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Feb. 25.

H.R. 809 (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES), to provide for improvement of field emergency medical services, and for other purposes; BUCSHON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Feb. 25.

H.R. 811 (9/11 HEALTH PROGRAM), to add the 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs to the list of exempt programs under PAYGO; KING of New York; to the Committee on the Budget, Feb. 25.

H.Res. 78 (DISEASE AWARENESS), expressing support for designation of July as National Sarcoma Awareness Month; CASTOR of Florida; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Feb. 25.

S. 380 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence-related stress; MURRAY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Feb. 26.

S. 382 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs; SCHUMER; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 26.

S. 385 (CLAIMS PROCESSING), to deem the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health Service contracting officer as timely; BEGICH; to the Committee on Indian Affairs, Feb. 26.

H.R. 834 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to conduct cost-benefit analyses for the provision of medical care by the Department of Veterans Affairs in certain geographic areas served by multiple Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities; LOBIONDO; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Feb. 26.

H.R. 842 (DISEASE RESEARCH), to expand the research activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and for other purposes; SENSENBRENNER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 26.

H.R.391 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines; BAUCUS; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 27.

S. 392 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to support and encourage the health and well-being of elementary school and secondary school students by enhancing school physical education and health education; UDALL of New Mexico; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Feb. 27.

H.R. 846 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services; OLSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Feb. 27.

H.R.855 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require Medicaid coverage of optometrists; HALL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 27.

S. 399 (REFORM), to protect U.S. job creation by striking the federal mandate on employers to offer health insurance; HATCH; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 28.

S. 408 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under Medicare; DURBIN; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 28.

S. 422 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and Title 38, U.S. Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services, and for other purposes; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Feb. 28.

S. 423 (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; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 28.

S. 424 (PEDIATRIC RARE DISEASES RESEARCH), 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; BROWN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Feb. 28.8.

S. 425 (MEDICAID/CHIP), to amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives; STABENOW; to the Committee on Finance, Feb. 28.

S. 426 (PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of particular specialists determined by the secretary of health and human services to be directly related to the health needs stemming from environmental health hazards that have led to its declaration as a public health emergency to be eligible under the National Health Service Corps in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes; TESTER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 28.

H.R. 895 (HIV/AIDS), to provide for an effective HIV/AIDS program in federal prisons; WATERS; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Feb. 28.

H.R. 896 (MEDICAID/CHIP), to amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives; ENGEL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 28.

H.R. 903 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the employer health insurance mandate; BOUSTANY; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 28.

H.R. 912 (MEDICAID), to amend Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to restore Medicaid coverage for citizens of the Freely Associated States lawfully residing in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association between the government of the United States and the governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; HANABUSA; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 28.

H.R. 920 (OPTOMETRISTS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs, and for other purposes; MCMORRIS RODGERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 28.

H.R. 921 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and Title 38, U.S. Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services; MICHAUD; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Feb. 28.

H.R. 923 (PRESCRIPTION DRUGS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny any deduction for direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs; NADLER; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 28.

H.R. 928 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under Medicare; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Feb. 28.

H.RES. 91 (RARE DISEASE AWARENESS), expressing support for designation of Feb. 28, 2013, as Rare Disease Day; CARSON of Indiana; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 28.

H.RES. 98 (WOMEN’S HEALTH), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding women’s health and economic security; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means, Feb. 28.



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