POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health-Related Hearings and Markups cont.


House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements hearing “Oversight of IRS’ Legal Basis for Expanding ObamaCare’s Taxes and Subsidies.” 10:15 a.m., 2154 Rayburn, July 31

Senate Environment and Public Works hearing “Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats.” 9:30 a.m., 406 Dirksen, July 31.

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on energy drinks and marketing them to youth. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell, July 31.

House Energy and Commerce Committee: will hold a hearing titled “PPACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] Pulse Check;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg; August 1.

House Ways and Means Committee: will hold a hearing on the status of implementing the Affordable Care Act by both the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services; 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg; August 1.

Senate Appropriations Committee: will hold a markup on draft legislation that would make fiscal 2014 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction. 10:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen; August 1.

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: will mark up pending legislation. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon; August 1.

House Oversight and Government Reform’s Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Oversight of IRS’ Legal Basis for Expanding Obama Care’s Taxes and Subsidies.” 10:15 a.m., 2154 Rayburn; August 1.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 2753 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve Medicare Advantage, and for other purposes; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 19.

H.R. 2757 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under Medicaid of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases; EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 19.

H.RES. 309 (HIV/AIDS),supporting the goals and ideals of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day, and for other purposes; WATERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 19.

H.R. 2775 (REFORM), to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, and for other purposes; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 22.

H.R. 2782 (TRAUMA CARE), to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. R. Adams Cowley, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to the advancement of trauma care; RUPPERSBERGER; to the Committee on Financial Services, July 22.

H.R. 2783 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for continued eligibility for the health care tax credit for PBGC pension recipients eligible for the credit at the end of 2013; RYAN of Ohio; to the Committee on Ways and Means, July 22.

H.R. 2789 (REFORM), to delay enrollment in qualified health plans in state or federally facilitated exchanges until one year after final rules are published establishing the verification and other procedures to be used to implement Section 1411 of the PPACA and carrying out sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; ELLMERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 23.

H.R. 2801 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to physician supervision of therapeutic hospital outpatient services; NOEM; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 23.

S. 1360 (IMPROPER PAYMENTS), to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes; CARPER; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, July 24.

H.R. 2809 (REFORM), to delay the application of the Affordable Care Act; BLACKBURN; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, and Appropriations, July 24.

H.R. 2810 (MEDICARE), 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; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, July 24.

H.R. 2811 (APPROPRIATIONS), supplemental appropriations for the National Institutes of Health for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013, and for other purposes; COHEN; to the Committee on Appropriations, July 24.

H.R. 2817 (HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS), to amend Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to remove the nondiscrimination requirements relating to health care providers; HARRIS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 24.

H.R. 2820 (MEDICAL COSTS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs; RIBBLE; to the Committee on Ways and Means, July 24.



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