POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health-Related Hearings and Markups 2


House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “Suicide Prevention and Treatment: Helping Loved Ones in Mental Health Crisis;” 11:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; September 18.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: will hold a hearing titled “Examining ObamaCare’s Failures in Security, Accountability and Transparency”; 11 a.m., 2154 Rayburn; September 18.

House Science, Space and Technology Committee: will hold a hearing titled “The Science of Dyslexia”; 11 a.m., 2318 Rayburn; September 18.

House Small Business Health and Technology Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled “An Update on the Small Business Health Options Program: Is It Working for Small Businesses?”; 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn; September 18.

Senate HELP Committee: will hold a hearing titled “Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities”; 9:30 a.m., 430 Dirksen; September 18.

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: will hold a hearing titled ““21st Century Cures: Examining Ways to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Foster New Drug Development”; 9:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; September 19.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.J. RES. 124 (APPROPRIATIONS), making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes; ROGERS of Kentucky; to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on the Budget, Sept. 9.

S. 2783 (MEDICARE), to establish a demonstration program requiring the utilization of value-based insurance design to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes and lower health care expenditures; THUNE; to the Committee on Finance, Sept. 10.

H.R. 5435 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of home as a site of care for infusion therapy under Medicare; ENGEL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Sept. 10

S. 2800 (PRIMARY CARE), to create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health-care workforce training, an advisory committee and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes; BEGICH; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Sept. 11.

S. 2801 (INSURANCE REGULATION), to provide for conditions on the renewal of health insurance plans purchased through exchanges; ENZI; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Sept. 11.

H.R. 5453 (HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE), to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposes; BRALEY of Iowa; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce Ways and Means, Sept. 11.



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