POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 339 (PPACA), to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 entirely; CRUZ; read the first time; Feb. 2

H.R. 667 (VETERANS), to authorize Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Feb. 3

H.R. 668 (PHSA), to make clear that an agency outside of the Department of Health and Human Services may not designate, appoint, or employ special consultants, fellows, or other employees under subsection (f) or (g) of section 207 of the Public Health Service Act; BURGESS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Feb. 3

H.R. 670 (MEDICAID), to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries, and for other purposes; THOMPSON; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Feb. 3

H.R. 672 (RURAL HOSPITALS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program, and for other purposes; YOUNG; to the Committee on Ways and Means; Feb. 3

H.R. 676 (INSURANCE), to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other purposes; CONYERS; jointly, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Natural Resources; Feb. 3

H.R. 683 (PPACA), to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from hiring new employees to enforce any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; FORBES; to the Committee on Ways and Means; Feb. 3

H.R. 691 (TELEHEALTH), to promote the provision of telehealth by establishing a Federal standard for telehealth, and for other purposes; MATSUI; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Feb. 3

H.R. 696 (PROMPT PAY), to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals under Medicare, and for other purposes; WHITFIELD; jointly, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; Feb. 3

S. 347 (INDIVIDUAL MANDATE), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the individual health insurance mandate not apply until the employer health insurance mandate is enforced without exceptions; FISCHER; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 3

S. 352 (INDIVIDUAL MANDATE), to amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate, and for other purposes; AYOTTE; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 3



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