POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Health-Related Hearings and Markups


House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee: will hold a hearing on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission June report to Congress. 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth; June 18.

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: will hold a hearing titled “Non-VA Care: An Integrated Solution for Veteran Access.” 10:15 a.m., 334 Cannon; June 18.

Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee: will hold a hearing on proposed FY 2015 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction. 10 a.m., 192 Dirksen; June 18.

Senate Special Aging Committee: will hold a hearing titled “Brain Injuries and Diseases of Aging;” 2:15 p.m., 562 Dirksen Bldg.; June 25.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.RES. 615 (REFORM), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that members who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, federal government run health insurance option are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option; FLEMING; to the Committee on House Administration, June 10.

S. 2461 (CHIP), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; ROCKEFELLER; to the Committee on Finance, June 11.

S. 2462 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate; THUNE; to the Committee on Finance, June 11.

H.R. 4840 (PRIVACY), to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to preclude use of the Social Security account number on government-issued identification cards issued in connection with Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP benefits, and for other purposes; ISRAEL; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, June 11.

H.R. 4841 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; KIRKPATRICK; jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform and the Budget, June 11.

H.R. 4843 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a limitation under Medicare on charges for contract health services provided to Indians by Medicare providers of services and suppliers; MCCOLLUM; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means and Natural Resources, June 11.

H.RES. 619 (WOMEN’S HEALTH),recognizing that cardiovascular disease continues to be an overwhelming threat to women’s health and the importance of providing basic, preventive heart screenings to women wherever they seek primary care; HERRERA BEUTLER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 11.

S. 2467 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to prohibit the secretary of veterans affairs from altering available health care and wait times for appointments for health care for certain veterans, and for other purposes; PRYOR; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 12.

S. 2468 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment and to require that the Department of Veterans Affairs be treated as a participating provider for the recovery of the costs of certain medical care, and for other purposes; HIRONO; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 12.



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