POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.3


H.R. 790 (INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS AND DEVICES), to allow the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of investigational drugs and devices intended for use by terminally ill patients who execute an informed consent document, and for other purposes; GRIFFITH; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Feb. 5

H.R. 793 (PHARMACIES), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage, and for other purposes; GRIFFITH; jointly, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; Feb. 5

H.R. 795 (MEDICARE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet site Medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians’ services; HUIZENGA; jointly, to the Committee on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; Feb. 5

H.R. 802 (TRICARE), to require the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement a plan to provide chiropractic health care services and benefits for certain new beneficiaries as part of the TRICARE program; ROGERS; to the Committee on Armed Services; Feb. 5

H.R. 804 (MEDICARE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data; RYAN; jointly, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; Feb. 5

S. 379 (INSURANCE), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and modify the credit for employee health insurance expenses of small employers; COONS; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 5

S. 395 (COORDINATED CARE), to implement a demonstration project under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to examine the costs and benefits of providing payments for comprehensive coordinated health care services provided by purpose-built, continuing care retirement communities to Medicare beneficiaries; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on Finance; Feb 5

S. 398 (VETERANS), to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services, and for other purposes; MORAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Feb. 5



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