POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.1


S. 2738 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the armed forces, to establish an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances, and for other purposes; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, July 31.

S. 2746 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life; BROWN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, July 31.

S. 2749 (INSURANCE REGULATION), to establish a board of directors and chief executive officer to oversee the federal exchange and state exchanges, and to provide health insurance oversight; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, July 31.

S. 2755 (SUBSTANCE ABUSE), to prevent deaths occurring from drug overdoses; REED; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, July 31.

S. 2772 (APPROPRIATIONS), making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, and for other purposes; FLAKE; read the first time, July 31.

H.R. 5304 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under Medicare, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under Medicare and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes; JENKINS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 31.

H.R. 5313 (INSURANCE REGULATION), to amend the Affordable Care Act to allow sole proprietors and the spouses and domestic partners of sole proprietors to purchase insurance on the small business exchange, and for other purposes; SEAN PATRICK MALONEY of New York; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.R. 5328 (INSURANCE REGULATION), to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of preexisting condition exclusions and to guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; COFFMAN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.R. 5332 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to promote identification of veterans and their health needs in furnishing of items and services under the Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, and for other purposes; CROWLEY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 31.

H.R. 5333 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to ensure that a service animal of a patient receiving inpatient medical care at a medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs is able to access the room of the patient; DAINES; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, July 31.

H.R. 5339 (SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT), to authorize the administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, acting through the director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, to award grants to states to expand access to clinically appropriate services for opioid abuse, dependence or addiction; FOSTER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.R. 5340 (PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS), to amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from federal health programs to include certain individuals with prior interest in sanctioned entities and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities and to provide a criminal penalty for the illegal distribution of Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP beneficiary identification or provider numbers, and for other purposes; FRANKEL of Florida; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 31.



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