POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


H.R. 4780 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program; YOUNG of Alaska; to the Committee on Ways and Means, May 30.

H.R. 4781 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under Part A of Medicare on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals; JENKINS; to the Committee on Ways and Means, May 30.

H.R. 4783 (MENTAL HEALTH), to protect individuals by strengthening the nation’s mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; THOMPSON of California; jointly, to the committees on the Judiciary and Energy and Commerce, May 30.

S. 2413 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes; SANDERS; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 2.

H.R. 4796 (QUALIFIED HEALTH PLANS/MEDICAID), to direct the secretary of health and human services to conduct outreach efforts to provide certain health insurance information to individuals enrolled in qualified health plans offered through an exchange established under Title I of the Affordable Care Act or state plans under Medicaid under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; JACKSON LEE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 2.

H.R. 4798 (ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE), to authorize the secretary of health and human services to award grants for Alzheimer’s disease research; ISRAEL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 2.

S. 2422 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs and for other purposes; SANDERS; read the first time June 3.

S. 2423 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve wait times for appointments for hospital care, medical services and other health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve accountability of employees responsible for long wait times for such appointments and for other purposes; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 3.

S. 2424 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to provide veterans with the choice of medical providers and to increase transparency and accountability of operations of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; MCCAIN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 3.



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