POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 4755 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit; THOMPSON of Pennsylvania; to the Committee on Ways and Means, May 29.

H.R. 4759 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes; LOBIONDO; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 29.

H.R. 4760 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive health care at private medical facilities; RIBBLE; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 29.

H.R. 4762 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover transitional care services to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care under Medicare; BLUMENAUER; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 29.

H.R. 4765 (CHILDREN’S OBESITY), to address childhood obesity, and for other purposes; FUDGE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Financial Services and Natural Resources, May 29.

H.R. 4766 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to prohibit the secretary of veterans affairs from paying bonuses to certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs until the backlog of disability claims is resolved, to establish a commission to evaluate such backlog and for other purposes; GARDNER; jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services, May 29.

H.R. 4771 (ANABOLIC STEROIDS), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids; PITTS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, May 29.

H.R. 4774 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to require accountability in the Veterans Health Administration; STOCKMAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 29.

H.R. 4775 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes; MESSER; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Education and the Workforce, May 30.

H.R. 4777 (HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to health savings accounts; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and the Judiciary and Energy and Commerce, May 30.

H.R. 4779 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to ensure that veterans who experience extended waiting times for appointments at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs may receive care at non-department facilities; DENHAM; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 30.




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