POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.RES. 219 (HIV/AIDS), supporting the goals and ideals of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; BORDALLO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 17.

H.R. 2053 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply budget neutrality on a state-specific basis in the calculation of the Medicare hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas; BRADY of Texas; to the Committee on Ways and Means, May 20.

H.R. 2055 (ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS), to establish a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs; ROE of Tennessee; jointly, to the committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs, May 20.

H.R. 2058 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship, and for other purposes; SPEIER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 20.

H. RES. 226 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH),expressing support for the designation of the fourth week in April as Every Kid Healthy Week; DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 20.

S. 998 (HOME CARE), to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish a Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights, to establish State Home Care Ombudsman Programs, and for other purposes; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 21.

H.R. 2073 (PULMONARY HYPERTENSION), to direct the secretary of health and human services to establish an interagency coordinating committee on pulmonary hypertension to develop recommendations to advance research, increase awareness and education, and improve health and health care, and for other purposes; BRADY of Texas; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 21.

H.R. 2079 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to provide for a three-year extension of the authority of the secretary of veterans affairs to provide for the conduct of medical disability examinations by contract physicians; RADEL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 21.

S. 1012 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve operations of recovery auditors under the Medicare Integrity Program, to increase transparency and accuracy in audits conducted by contractors, and for other purposes; BLUNT; to the Committee on Finance, May 22.

S. 1013 (PATENT INFRINGEMENT), to amend Title 35, U.S. Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits; CORNYN; to the Committee on the Judiciary, May 22.

S. 1027 (NIH), to improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health; KIRK; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, May 22.

H.R. 2085 (MEDICARE), to create incentive for innovative diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare payment rates for new tests; ROSKAM; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 22.

H.R. 2087 (PATIENT NAVIGATOR PROGRAM), to prohibit federal funds for the establishment or operation of patient navigator programs under the Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; BLACK; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 22.

H.R. 2090 (FDA FAST TRACK), to amend Chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit provisional approval of fast-track products; GRIFFITH of Virginia; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 22.

H.R. 2094 (ASTHMA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain states (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements); ROE of Tennessee; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 22.

H.R. 2101 (EATING DISORDERS), to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders, and for other purposes; DEUTCH; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, May 22.

S. 1031 (HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through expanded health savings accounts, and for other purposes; HATCH; to the Committee on Finance, May 23.

S. 1053 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs; WYDEN; to the Committee on Finance, May 23.

S. 1060 (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to facilitate emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculums for military veterans; KLOBUCHAR; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 23.

S. 1061 (HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE AREAS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to designate certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as health professional shortage areas, and for other purposes; KLOBUCHAR; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, May 23.

S. 1064 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under Medicare; BROWN; to the Committee on Finance, May 23.



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