POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


H.R. 1275 (CLIMATE CHANGE), to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes; CAPPS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 4

H.R. 1300
(EMERGENCY RESPONSE), to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers, and for other purposes; KING; jointly, to the committees on Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce; March 4

H.R. 1312 (PHSA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs, and for other purposes; MCMORRIS RODGERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 4

H.R. 1319 (VA), to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; O’ROURKE; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 4

H.R. 1321 (COSMETICS), to prohibit the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads; PALLONE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 4

H.R. 1331 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; WALZ; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 4

S. 648 (PART D), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve formulary requirements for prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans with respect to certain categories or classes of drugs; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on Finance; March 4

S. 666 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 4

S. 673 (ACA), to provide a transition plan for those individuals who may be affected by ObamaCare’s unlawful implementation; SASSE; to the Committee on Finance; March 4

S. 674 (WOMEN’S HEALTH), to expand programs with respect to women’s health; MURRAY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 4

H.R. 1341 (HEALTH INSURANCE), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the phaseout of the health insurance tax credit for geographic variations in the cost-of-living; THOMPSON; to the Committee on Ways and Means; March 6

H.R. 1342 (HOME HEALTH), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; WALDEN; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; March 6



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