POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 2365 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the national collection of data on stillbirths in a standardized manner, and for other purposes; KING of New York; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 13.

H.R. 2375 (MEDICARE), to delay for at least six months the implementation of Round One re-compete and Round Two of the Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program and of the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies, to permit Congress an opportunity to reform the competitive bidding program; to provide for an evaluation of that program by an auction expert team; and for other purposes; THOMPSON of Pennsylvania; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, June 14.

H.R. 2376 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to implement a demonstration project under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to examine the costs and benefits of providing payments for comprehensive coordinated health care services provided by purpose-built, continuing care retirement communities to Medicare beneficiaries; FITZPATRICK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, June 14.

S. 1180 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the public availability of Medicare claims data; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on Finance, June 18.

H.R. 2412 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to consider the best interest of the veteran when determining whether the veteran should receive certain contracted health care; BARBER; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 18.

H.R. 2415 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include information on the coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity in the Medicare and You Handbook, and to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity, and for other purposes; CASSIDY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, June 18.

H.R. 2423 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve the authority of the secretary of veterans affairs to enter into contracts with private physicians to conduct medical disability examinations; RUNYAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 18.

H.R. 2425 (RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS), to amend Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide protection for company-provided retiree health benefits; TIERNEY; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, June 18.

S. 1184 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include information on the coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity in the Medicare and You Handbook and to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity, and for other purposes; CARPER; to the Committee on Finance, June 19.

S. 1188 (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 Affordable Care Act; COLLINS; to the Committee on Finance, June 19.

H.R. 2433 (STEM CELL RESEARCH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human stem cell research, including human embryonic stem cell research, and for other purposes; DEGETTE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 19.

H.R. 2443 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate; MESSER; to the Committee on Ways and Means, June 19.

S. 1198 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for adjustments to Medicare Parts B and D premiums for high-income beneficiaries; MCCASKILL; to the Committee on Finance, June 20.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 1204 (ABORTION), to amend the Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities, and for other purposes; COBURN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 20.

H.R. 2453 (MEDICARE), to preserve Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding the Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities repealed by section 3204(a) of the PPACA; ROTHFUS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, June 20.

H.R. 2457 (WOMEN’S HEALTH), to provide for a national public outreach and education campaign to raise public awareness of women’s preventive health; BERA of California; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 20.

H.R. 2465 (PUBLIC HEALTH), to require the surgeon general of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health; KELLY of Illinois; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 20.



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