POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health-Related Hearings and Markups


House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will mark up the Committee Print — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians’ services, and for other purposes; opening statements only; 5:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg; July 22.

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will mark up the Committee Print — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians’ services, and for other purposes; 1:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg; July 23.

House Education and the Workforce Subcommittees on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections: will hold a hearing titled “The Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and its Effect on Workplaces;” 10:00 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Bldg; July 23.

House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee: will mark up pending legislation; 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon Bldg; July 23.

Senate Judiciary Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Pay-for-Delay Deals: Limiting Competition and Costing Consumers;” a list of witnesses can be found here; 10:00 a.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg; July 23.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 2688 (HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS), to improve health care-related, tax-preferred savings accounts and to provide for cooperative governing of individual and group health insurance coverage across state lines, and for other purposes; ROSS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 15.

H.R. 2699 (RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS PROGRAM), to extend the hold-harmless provisions of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program pending reauthorization of the overall program; PALLONE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 16.

H.R. 2700 (REFORM), to amend Title I of the Affordable Care Act to provide for a process for waiver of requirements of that title where the requirement is asserted to otherwise result in a significant decrease in access to coverage or significant increase in premiums or other costs; ROGERS of Michigan; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, July 16.

H.RES. 301 (CANCER AWARENESS),expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; ISRAEL; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, July 16.

S. 1315 (REFORM), to prohibit the secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; CORNYN; read the first time, July 17.

S. 1316 (REFORM), to repeal the provisions of the Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board; CORNYN; read the first time, July 17.

S. 1318 (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; SCHUMER; to the Committee on Finance, July 18.

S. 1323 (DRUGS), to address the continued threat posed by dangerous synthetic drugs by amending the Controlled Substances Act relating to controlled substance analogues; FEINSTEIN; to the Committee on the Judiciary, July 18.

S. 1325 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the small employer health insurance credit, and for other purposes; BEGICH; to the Committee on Finance, July 18.

S. 1327 (FEHB/SHOP), to make enrollment in health benefits plans under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program available to employees of qualified employers when fewer than two qualified health plans are offered through the Small Business Health Options Program; BEGICH; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, July 18.

S. 1330 (REFORM), to delay implementation of the employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act; BEGICH; to the Committee on Finance, July 18.

S. 1332 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under Medicare; COLLINS; to the Committee on Finance, July 18.

H.R. 2703 (VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability protections for volunteer practitioners at health centers under Section 330 of such act; MURPHY of Pennsylvania; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 17.

H.R. 2725 (FDA USER FEES), to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt from sequestration certain user fees of the Food and Drug Administration; LANCE; to the Committee on the Budget, July 18.



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