POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


S. 1685 (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY), to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Social Security Act to extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse professionals and facilities, and for other purposes; PORTMAN; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 12.

S. 1686 (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide enhanced penalties for marketing controlled substances to minors; FEINSTEIN; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Nov. 12.

H.R. 3450 (REFORM), to amend the Affordable Care Act to allow individuals to opt out of the minimum required health benefits by permitting health insurance issuers to offer qualified health plans that offer alternative benefits to the minimum essential health benefits otherwise required, and for other purposes; ELLMERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Nov. 12.

S. 1693 (REFORM), to amend the Affordable Care Act to extend the initial open enrollment period; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 13.

S. 1694 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for the purchase of hearing aids; HARKIN; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 13.

S. 1696 (ABORTION), to protect a women’s right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Nov. 13.

S. 1699 (REFORM), to permit individuals to renew certain health insurance coverage offered in the individual or small group markets and to provide that such individuals would not be subject to the individual mandate penalty; UDALL of Colorado; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 13.

H.R. 3462 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from the definition of health insurance coverage certain medical stop-loss insurance obtained by certain plan sponsors of group health plans; CASSIDY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means, Nov. 13.

H.R. 3471 (ABORTION), to protect a woman’s right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services; CHU; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 13.

H.R. 3474 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act; RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Nov. 13.

H.R. 3489 (REFORM), to amend Section 1341 of the PPACA to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market, and for other purposes; TIBERI; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 14.

H.R. 3498 (MEDICARE), to allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare Part A benefit and to allow individuals opting out of the benefit to be eligible for health savings accounts; SAM JOHNSON of Texas; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Nov. 14.

H.R. 3499 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to provide for advance appropriations for certain information technology accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to include mental health professionals in training programs of the department, and for other purposes; KIRKPATRICK; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Nov. 14.

H. CON. RES 64 (SUICIDE), supporting the goals and ideals of suicide prevention awareness; BEATTY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 14.



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