POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 940 (REFORM/ABORTION), to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities, and for other purposes; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 4.

H.R. 942 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under Medicare; CROWLEY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 4.

H.RES. 95 (DISEASE AWARENESS), supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week; LEE of California; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 4.

S. 452 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Finance, March 5.

S. 466 (DENTAL CARE), to assist low-income individuals in obtaining recommended dental care; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, March 5.

H.R. 956 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care; KIND; to the Committee on Ways and Means, March 5.

H.R. 958 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses, and for other purposes; LARSEN of Washington, jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs, the Budget, and Armed Services, March 5.

H.R. 962 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries; DAVIS of California; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 5.

H.R. 963 (DENTAL CARE), to assist low-income individuals in obtaining medically recommended dental care; DEGETTE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 5.

H.R. 969 (HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS), to prohibit conditioning licensure of a health care provider upon participation in a health plan; PRICE of Georgia; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 5.

H.R.973 (TAXATION), to exempt employers from any excise tax and certain suits and penalties in the case of a failure of a group health plan to provide coverage to which an employer objects on the basis of religious belief or moral conviction; SENSENBRENNER; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, March 5.

S. 468 (MINERS’ HEALTH BENEFITS), to protect miners’ health care and pension benefits; ROCKEFELLER; to the Committee on Finance, March 6.

S. 482 (HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory increases in premium rates; FEINSTEIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, March 6.

H.R. 980 (MINER’S HEALTH BENEFITS), to protect miners’ health care and pension benefits; RAHALL; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Natural Resources, March 6.

H.R. 986 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the eligibility of professionals practicing in rural health clinics for electronic health records and quality improvement incentives under Medicare, and for other purposes; SCHOCK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 6.

H.R. 991 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under Medicare; HALL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 6.

H.R. 1005 (REFORM), to de-authorize appropriation of funds, and to rescind unobligated appropriations, to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; GRAVES of Georgia; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, and House Administration, March 6.

H.R. 1007 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend Part D of Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to schools for the development of asthma management plans and the purchase of asthma medications and devices for emergency use, as necessary; GRIMM; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, March 6.

H.R. 1015 (MEDICARE), to require the commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington’s disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease; PASCRELL; to the Committee on Ways and Means, March 6.

H.R. 1019 (HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory increases in premium rates; SCHAKOWSKY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 6.

S. 499 (REFORM), to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; VITTER; to the Committee on Finance, March 7.

S. 501 (FIRST RESPONDERS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and increase the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders; SCHUMER; to the Committee on Finance, March 7.

S. 504 (GENERIC DRUGS), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that valid generic drugs may enter the market; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, March 7.

H.R. 1024 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Part D eligible individuals with single chronic diseases access to services under medication therapy management programs under the Medicare Part D prescription drug program; MCMORRIS RODGERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 7.

H.R. 1030 (MEDICARE), to require establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and Medicare benefits under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act; DEFAZIO; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and the Workforce, March 7.

H.R. 1037 (NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps; TONKO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 7.



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