POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


S. 857 (FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE), to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to permit leave to care for a same-sex spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent with a serious health condition; DURBIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 6.

S. 858 (REFORM), to provide for an earlier start for state health care coverage innovation waivers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; SANDERS; to the Committee on Finance, May 6.

S. 862 (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; AYOTTE; to the Committee on Finance, May 6.

S. 865 (BREAST CANCER), to provide for the establishment of the Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer; WHITEHOUSE; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, May 6.

S. 867 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program; to establish basic audit standards of pharmacies; to further transparency of payment methodology to pharmacies; and to provide for recoupment returns to Medicare; PRYOR; to the Committee on Finance, May 7.

H.R. 1827 (LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend through fiscal year 2018 the authorization for certain health care workforce loan repayment programs; COURTNEY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 6.

H.R. 1830 (BREAST CANCER), to provide for the establishment of the Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer; CAPITO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 6.

H.R. 1838 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicaid primary care payment rate to additional physician providers of primary care services; STIVERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 6.

H.R. 1841 (REFORM), to provide for an earlier start for state health care coverage innovation waivers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; WELCH; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 6.

H. RES. 199 (DISEASE AWARENESS), expressing support for designation of May 2013 as National Celiac Awareness Month; MCCOLLUM; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 6.

H. RES. 201 (NURSES), supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week on May 6 through May 12, 2013; EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 6.

S. 875 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to require the reporting of cases of infectious diseases at facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes; CASEY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 7.

S. 886 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend Title 18, U.S. Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; LEE; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, May 7.

H.R. 1853 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to reform payment to states under Medicaid; CASSIDY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 7.

H.R. 1857 (NURSES), to make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of reducing the student-to-school-nurse ratio in public elementary schools and secondary schools; MCCARTHY of New York; jointly, to the committees on Education and the Workforce and Energy and Commerce, May 7.

S. 902 (REFORM), to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply the provisions of the act to certain congressional staff and members of the executive branch; VITTER; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, May 8.

S. 907 (DIABETES), to provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes, and for other purposes; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 8.

S. 908 (HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and for other purposes; JOHNSON of South Dakota; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 8.

H.R. 1868 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish joint resolutions on the budget, and for other purposes; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Rules and the Budget, May 8.

H.R. 1869 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to establish biennial budgets for the United States Government; RIBBLE; jointly, to the committees on the Budget, Rules, and Oversight and Government Reform, May 8.

H.R. 1871 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline; WOODALL; to the Committee on the Budget, May 8.

H.R. 1872 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in federal budgeting, and for other purposes; GARRETT; jointly, to the committees on the Budget and Oversight and Government Reform, May 8.

H.R. 1873 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to require greater accountability in discretionary and direct spending programs, and for other purposes; CHAFFETZ; jointly, to the committees on the Budget, Rules, and the Judiciary, May 8.

H. RES. 206 (ABORTION), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress and the states should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; FINCHER; jointly, to the committees on the Judiciary and Energy and Commerce, May 8.

S. 914 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump; COCHRAN; to the Committee on Finance, May 9.

H.R. 1902 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for timely access to post-mastectomy items under Medicare; FITZPATRICK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 9.

H.R. 1907 (NURSES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 9.




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