POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.1


S.849 (NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for systematic data collection and analysis and epidemiological research regarding Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological diseases; ISAKSON; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 24

S.RES.108 (POLIO), commemorating the discovery of the polio vaccine and supporting efforts to eradicate the disease; DURBIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 24

H.R. 1600 (SPECIALTY DRUG TIERS), to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount (or its equivalent) of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier, and for other purposes; MCKINLEY; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 25

H.R. 1602 (NURSING), to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 25

H.R. 1604 (VA), to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the eligibility of veterans to receive mental health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities; MACARTHUR; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 25

H.R. 1608 (LYMPHEDEMA), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment; REICHERT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 25

H.R. 1611 (OUTPATIENT SERVICES), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to physician supervision of therapeutic hospital outpatient services; NOEM; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 25

H.R. 1624 (PPACA), to amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of small employer; GUTHRIE; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 25

H.R. 1628 (PAIN MANAGEMENT), to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in each Veterans Integrated Service Network a pain management board; KIND; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 25

H.R. 1631 (NIH), to improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health; LANGEVIN; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 25

H.R. 1636 (VACCINES), to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct or support a comprehensive study comparing total health outcomes, including risk of autism, in vaccinated populations in the United States with such outcomes in unvaccinated populations in the United States, and for other purposes; POSEY; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 25



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