Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.

H.R. 5841 (MEDICAID), to establish a grant program to provide states with funds to detect fraud, waste and abuse in Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and to recover improper payments resulting from such fraud, waste and abuse; ISRAEL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 5845 (SUBSTANCE ABUSE), to authorize the attorney general to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use; SENSENBRENNER; to the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Dec. 10.

H.J. RES. 130 (APPROPRIATIONS), making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes; ROGERS of Kentucky to the Committee on Appropriations, Dec. 10.

H. RES. 778 (NURSES), supporting the designation of a week as National Federal Nurse Recognition Week; SCHAKOWSKY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Dec. 10.

H.R. 5853 (MEDICARE): A bill to expand Medicare coverage to eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care; GRAYSON to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; Dec.11.

H.R. 5854 (DRUG IMPORTATION), to allow the importation, distribution, and sale of investigational drugs and devices intended for use by terminally ill patients who execute an informed consent document; GRAYSON to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Dec 11.

H.R. 5860 (TAX), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow small businesses to use pre-tax dollars for assistance to employees purchasing policies in the individual market and except certain health reimbursement arrangements from group health plan requirements, and for other purposes; BOUSTANY to the House Committee on Ways and Means; Dec 11.

H.R. 5862 (MATERNAL HEALTH), to provide assistance to improve maternal and newborn health in developing countries, and for other purposes; CAPPS to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Dec. 11.

H.R. 5874 (FDA), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to increase criminal penalties for the sale or trade of prescription drugs knowingly caused to be adulterated or misbranded, to establish recall authority regarding drugs, and for other purposes; ISRAEL to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Dec. 11.

S. 3004 (TREATMENTS), to promote the development of meaningful treatments for patients; HATCH to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Dec. 11.

S. 3006 (VETERANS), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran; MORAN to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Dec. 11.

S. 3007 (MEDICAID), to amend title XIX of the Social Security act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary services; KLOBUCHAR to the Committee on Finance; Dec. 11.

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