POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


H.R. 1197 (BREAST CANCER), to provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer; CASTOR; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 2

H.R. 1200
(HEALTH CARE), to provide for health care for every American and to control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system; MCDERMOTT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce; March 2

H.R. 1202
(PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients, and for other purposes; JENKINS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; March 2

S. 620 (WELLNESS PROGRAMS), to clarify rules relating to nondiscriminatory employer wellness programs as such programs relate to premium discounts, rebates, or modifications to otherwise applicable cost sharing under group health plans; ALEXANDER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 2

S. 621 (ANTIMICROBIALS), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials approved for use in the prevention and control of animal diseases, in order to minimize the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; FEINSTEIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 2

H.R. 1209 (PHSA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the designation of maternity care health professional shortage areas; BURGESS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 3

H.R. 1220 (COLORECTAL CANCER), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening; DENT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 3

H.R. 1221 (PODIATRIC PHYSICIANS), to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, to amend title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare, and for other purposes; ELLMERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 3

H.R. 1225 (EHR), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain hospitals in Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives for adoption and meaningful use of certified EHR Technology under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; PIERLUISI; to the Committee on Ways and Means; March 3

H.Res. 141 (MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS), supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week; LEE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 3



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