POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 852 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs by increasing access to complementary and alternative medicine and other approaches to wellness and preventive care, and for other purposes; SANDERS; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, April 25.

H.R. 1724 (PEDIATRIC RESEARCH), to eliminate taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes; HARPER; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, House Administration, and Ways and Means, April 25.

H.R. 1725 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war; CARTWRIGHT; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, April 25.

H.R. 1733 (MEDICAL LIABILITY), to amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster; BLACKBURN; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary, April 25.

H.R. 1735 (REFORM), to amend the Affordable Care Act to provide for participation in the exchange of the president, vice president, and executive Cabinet officials in same manner as members of Congress and congressional staff; CASSIDY; jointly, to the committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, April 25.

H.R. 1740 (STEM CELL RESEARCH), to intensify stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes; FORBES; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 25.

H.R. 1751 (MEDICAL LEAVE), to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and Title 5, United States Code, to permit leave to care for a domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious health condition, and for other purposes; CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York; jointly, to the committees on Education and the Workforce, House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, April 25.

H.R. 1757 (OUTCOMES), to direct the secretary of health and human services to conduct or support a comprehensive study comparing total health outcomes, including risk of autism, in vaccinated populations in the United States with such outcomes in unvaccinated populations in the United States, and for other purposes; POSEY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 25.

H.R. 1761 (MEDICAID/MEDICARE), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, to amend Title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare, and for other purposes; TERRY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, April 25.

H.RES. 180 (DNA), recognizing the sequencing of the human genome as one of the most significant scientific accomplishments of the past 100 years and expressing support for the designation of April 25, 2013, as DNA Day; SLAUGHTER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 25.



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