POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 3504 (HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE), to provide improved consumer protection and rate review for health insurance coverage in the individual market, and for other purposes; SCHAKOWSKY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 15.

H.R. 3507 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend titles 10 and 38, U.S. Code, to expand the use of telehealth under the TRICARE Program and in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; PETERS of California; jointly, to the committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs, Nov. 15.

H.R. 3508 VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to clarify the qualifications of hearing aid specialists of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; DUFFY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Nov. 15.

H.R. 3512 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to facilitate the transition to Medicare for individuals enrolled in group health plans, to establish a three-month open enrollment period under Medicare Advantage, and for other purposes; HECK of Nevada; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, Nov. 15.

H.R. 3516 (MILITARY HEALTH), to improve health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense by increasing access to complementary and alternative medicine and other approaches to wellness and preventive care, and for other purposes; RYAN of Ohio; jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services, Nov. 15.

H.R. 3517 (REFORM), to amend the Affordable Care Act to delay the individual health insurance mandate and any penalties for violating the individual mandate until after there is a certification that the HealthCare.gov or applicable state exchange website is fully operational, and for other purposes; SCHRADER; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, Nov. 15.

H.R. 3522 (REFORM), to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposes; CASSIDY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Nov. 18.

H.R. 3525 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children in developing countries, to train surgeons and other medical practitioners in innovative methods to treat and cure hydrocephalus, to fund related research, and for other purposes; SMITH of New Jersey; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nov. 18.

H.R. 3528 (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES), to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring program under Section 399O of the Public Health Service Act; WHITFIELD; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 18.

S. 1723 (REFORM), to clarify that the anti-kickback laws apply to qualified health plans, the federally facilitated marketplaces and other plans and programs under Title I of the Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; VITTER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Nov. 19.

S. 1724 (REFORM), to provide that the reinsurance fee for the transitional reinsurance program under the Affordable Care Act be applied equally to all health insurance issuers and group health plans; THUNE; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Nov. 19.

S. 1726 (REFORM), to prevent a taxpayer bailout of health insurance issuers; RUBIO; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.



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