POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 1767 (MEDICAL DEBT), to exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled, and for other purposes; WATERS; to the Committee on Financial Services, April 26.

H.R. 1780 (REFORM), to provide that the only health plans that the federal government may make available to the president, vice president, members of Congress, and federal employees are those created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or offered through a health insurance exchange; CAMP; jointly, to the committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Energy and Commerce, and House Administration, April 26.

H.R. 1787 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and the increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program; REED; to the Committee on Ways and Means, April 26.

H.R. 1790 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or federally qualified health center; BASS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 26.

H.R. 1792 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to report cases of reportable infectious diseases at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in accordance with state law; COFFMAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, April 26.

H.R. 1798 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure health care coverage value and transparency for dental benefits under group health plans; GOSAR; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, April 26.

H.R. 1801 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider; HIGGINS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, April 26.

H.R. 1814 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate; SCHOCK; to the Committee on Ways and Means, April 26.

H. RES. 192 (DISEASE AWARENESS), supporting the goals and ideals of National STD Awareness Month; LEE of California; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 26.

H.RES. 194 (DISEASE AWARENESS), expressing support for designation of the month of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month; MORAN; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, April 26.

H.RES. 195 (HEALTH AND FITNESS), support for designation of May 2013 as Health and Fitness Month; VEASEY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 26.

H.R. 1821 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers, and for other purposes; CAPPS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, April 30.



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