POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


H.R.1638 (HOSPITALS), to assure that the services of a nonemergency department physician are available to hospital patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all non-Federal hospitals with at least 100 licensed beds; SCHAKOWSKY; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 25

H.RES.174 (MYELOMA), expressing support for designation of March as “National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month”; HIGGINS; to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; March 25

S.857 (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; STABENOW; to the Committee on Finance; March 25

S.861 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; CARPER; to the Committee on Finance; MARCH 25

S.864 (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; BOXER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 25

S. RES. 114 (COLORECTAL CANCER), supporting the designation of March 2015, as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”; ENZI; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 25

H.R. 1650 (MEDICARE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits; PRICE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 26

H.R. 1653 (HEARING AIDS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion of Medicare coverage for hearing aids and examinations therefor, and for other purposes; DINGELL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and ays and Means; March 26

H.R. 1664 (INSURANCE), to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group and individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposes; CULBERSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 26

H.R. 1677 (DENTAL BENEFITS), to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure health care coverage value and transparency for dental benefits under group health plans; GOSSAR; to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; March 26



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