POLICY BRIEFINGS



H.R. 5342 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to expeditiously grant privileges to members of the armed forces who are health-care providers to provide hospital care and medical services in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs; HECK of Nevada; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, July 31.

H.R. 5353 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend for five years payment parity with Medicare for primary care services furnished under Medicaid, and for other purposes; LEWIS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.R. 5364 (CHIP), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; PALLONE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 31.

H.R. 5373 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a minimum direct care registered nurse staffing requirement at nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities under Medicare and Medicaid and for other purposes; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.R. 5380 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a phased-in expansion of telehealth coverage under Medicare; THOMPSON of California; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 31.

H.R. 5384 (REFORM), to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend health plan coverage to dependent children in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the PPACA, and for other purposes; VALADAO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.RES. 709 (LIFE SCIENCE), recognizing the importance of transformative breakthroughs in biomedicine, biotechnology and life sciences in the diagnosis, management, curing and treatment of illness and the existence of a “Valley of Death” in biotechnology and life sciences funding that stifles innovation and impedes translational medical research; VARGAS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 31.



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