POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


S. 672(MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of supplies associated with the injection of insulin; of containment, removal, decontamination, and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program; or similar program under Part D of Medicare; ISAKSON; to the Committee on Finance, April 9.

S. 689 (MENTAL HEALTH), to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders; HARKIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, April 9.

H.R. 1416 (MEDICARE), to terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under Part B of Medicare; ELLMERS; jointly, to the committees on the Budget, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce, April 9.

H.R. 1427 (ADVERTISING), to ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of health care professionals; BUCSHON; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 9.

H.R. 1428 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, April 9.

H.R. 1429 (DISEASE RESEARCH AND AWARENESS), to expand the research and awareness activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to scleroderma, and for other purposes; CAPPS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 9.

H.R. 1443 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research and treatment by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; MICHAUD; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, April 9.

H.RES. 144 (CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA), expressing support for designation of April 2013 as National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month; ROBY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 9.

S. 701 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; COLLINS; to the Committee on Finance, April 10.

H.R. 1464 (MILITARY HEALTH), to amend Title 10, United States Code, to provide notice to members of the armed forces, beginning with recruit basic training and the initial training of officer candidates, regarding the availability of mental health services, to help eliminate perceived stigma associated with seeking and receiving mental health services, and to clarify the extent to which information regarding a member seeking and receiving mental health services may be disclosed; CARSON of Indiana; to the Committee on Armed Services, April 10.

H.R. 1472 (MEDICAID), to restore the longstanding partnership between states and the federal government in managing Medicaid; GINGREY of Georgia; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 10.

H.R. 1473 (MEDICAL MALPRACTICE), to prevent certain federal health care laws from establishing health care provider standards of care in medical malpractice cases, and for other purposes; GINGREY of Georgia; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, April 10.

H. RES. 148 (HIV/AIDS), supporting the goals and ideals of “National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day”: LEE of California; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 10.

H.R. 149 (PARKINSON’S AWARENESS), expressing support for designation of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month; CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 10.

S. 709 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, leading to better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; STABENOW; to the Committee on Finance, April 11.

S. 719 (LYME DISEASE), to provide for the expansion of federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, April 11.

H.R. 1484 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare internet site Medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians’ services; HUIZENGA of Michigan; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, April 11.

H.R. 1487 (PHYSICIAN SELF-REFERRAL/SAFE HARBOR), to amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to establish an exception from the physician self-referral prohibition and a safe harbor from federal anti-kickback and other sanctions for incentive payments made by hospitals to physicians under certain incentive payment programs; MCDERMOTT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, April 11.

H.R. 1490 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the recording of a patient in a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs without the informed consent of the patient; MILLER of Florida; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, April 11.

H.R. 1507 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, leading to better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; MARKEY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, April 11.

H.R. 1508 (ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE), to provide for the issuance of an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp; MARKEY; jointly, to the committees Oversight and Government Reform and Energy and Commerce, April 11.

H.R. 1515 (HEALTH TECHNOLOGY), to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to codify the cooperative agreement, known as the Health Technologies program, under which the United States Agency for International Development supports the development of technologies for global health, and for other purposes; SIRES; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 11.

H.R. 1517 (SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUNDS), to amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the trust funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses; WALBERG; to the Committee on Ways and Means, April 11.



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