POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Health-Related Hearings and Markups


House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will mark up pending legislation, including: H.R. 4631, the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act; H.R. 4299, the Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act; and H.R. 4709, the Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Drug Enforcement Act. 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn; May 28.

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: will hold a hearing to receive testimony from Department of Veterans Affairs’ officials regarding the alleged destruction of an alternate wait list associated with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System. 7:30 p.m., 334 Cannon; May 28.

House Veterans’ Affairs Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Assessing Inadequacies in VA Data Usage for and Services Provided to Visually-Impaired Veterans.” 10 a.m., 334 Cannon; May 29.

House Appropriations Committee: will mark up the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill; 9 a.m., location TBA; May 29.

House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Caring for Our Kids: Are We Overmedicating Children in Foster Care?” 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth; May 29.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 4673 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide bundled payments for post-acute care services under parts A and B of Medicare, and for other purposes; MCKINLEY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, May 19.

H.R. 4676 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicare restriction on self-referral to State plan requirements under Medicaid, and for other purposes; MCDERMOTT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 19.

H.R. 4677 (REFORM), to amend the PPACA to require states with failed insurance exchanges to reimburse the federal government for amounts provided under grants for the establishment and operation of the exchanges; REED; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 19.

H. RES. 586 (HIV/AIDS), supporting the goals and ideals of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; BORDALLO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 19.

S. 2359 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health-care providers under Medicare, and for other purposes; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Finance, May 20.

S. 2361 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to crack down on fraud in the Medicare program to protect seniors, people with disabilities and taxpayers; NELSON; to the Committee on Finance, May 20.



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