POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 2362 (VETERAN’S HEALTH), to prohibit the payment of performance awards in fiscal year 2015 to employees in the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes; FISCHER; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 20.

H.R. 4682 (TRICARE), to provide for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account; STEWART; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Armed Services, May 20.

H.R. 4683 (RESPITE CARE), to amend Title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care; LANGEVIN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 20.

H.R. 4690 (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES), to authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes; LYNCH; to the Committee on Natural Resources, May 20.

H.R. 4695 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add sleep apnea screening to the initial preventive physical examination under Medicare; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 21.

H.R. 4701 (DISEASE RESEARCH), to provide for scientific frameworks with respect to vector-borne diseases; GIBSON; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 21.

H.R. 4709 (PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE), to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes; MARINO; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, May 21.

S. 2383 (REFORM), to direct the Office of the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the comptroller general of the U.S. to study the impact of the PPACA on small businesses; ALEXANDER; to the Committee on Finance, May 22.

S. 2400 (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES), to provide for improvement of field emergency medical services, and for other purposes; BENNET; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, May 22.

S. 2401 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to establish the Office of the Medical Inspector within the Office of the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs; TESTER; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 22
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S. 2405 (TRAUMA CARE), to amend Title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other purposes; REED; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, May 22.

S. 2406 (TRAUMA CARE), to amend Title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive and other extrinsic agents; REED; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, May 22.



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