POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


S. 2529 (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MONITORING PROGRAM), to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring program under Section 399O of the Public Health Service Act; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 25.

S. 2538 (VIRAL HEPATITIS SURVEILLANCE), to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis surveillance, education and testing in order to prevent deaths from chronic liver disease and liver cancer, and for other purposes; KIRK; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 26.

S. 2539 (TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research; HATCH; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 26.

S. 2546 (EMPLOYER HEALTH BENEFITS), to repeal a requirement that new employees of certain employers be automatically enrolled in the employer’s health benefits; ISAKSON; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 26.

S. 2549 (DRUG IMPORTATION), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada; KLOBUCHAR; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 26.

S. 2552 (MEDICARE), to enhance beneficiary and provider protections and improve transparency in the Medicare Advantage market and for other purposes; BROWN; to the Committee on Finance, June 26.

S. 2553 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment and discharge planning and for other purposes; WYDEN; to the Committee on Finance, June 26.

H.R. 4971 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; O’ROURKE; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 25.



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