POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 836 (PPACA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; BARRASSO; to the Committee on Finance; March 23

S. 839 (HOME HEALTH), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the rural add-on payment in the Medicare home health benefit, and for other purposes; COLLINS; to the Committee on Finance; March 23

H.R. 2 (SGR), Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; BURGESS; jointly to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Budget; March 24

H.R. 1559 (ALZHEIMER’S), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of an initial comprehensive care plan for Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and for other purposes; SMITH; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 24

H.R. 1570 (MEDICAID/CHIP), to provide for greater transparency and information with respect to Federal expenditures under the Medicaid and CHIP programs in the territories of the United States, and for other purposes; BILIRAKIS; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 24

H.R. 1571 (SNF), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare, and for other purposes; COURTNEY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; March 24

H.R. 1576 (FDA), to require a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the Food and Drug Administration’s current regulatory pathway for reviewing generic versions of nonbiologic complex drug products, and for other purposes; BURGESS; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 24

H.R. 1586 (HIV/AIDS), to modernize laws, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes; LEE; jointly, to the committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, and Armed Services; March 24

H.R.1590 (EHR), to establish a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully-integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs; ROE; jointly, to the committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs; March 24

S.843 (SNF), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare; BROWN; to the Committee on Finance; March 24

S.844 (MEDICAL DEVICE TAX), to repeal the medical device excise tax, and for other purposes; MARKEY; to the Committee on Finance; March 24



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