POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.1


H.R. 1862 (VA), to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct outreach to veterans regarding the effect of delayed payments of claims for emergency medical care furnished by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers by the Chief Business Office and to direct the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report regarding such delayed payments; BOUSTANY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 16

H.R. 1863 (VA), to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the Veterans Choice Program to veterans who would otherwise receive medical care from a deficient medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs; BOUSTANY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 16

H.R. 1877 (PHSA), to amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs; JENKINS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 16

H.R. 1886 (PPACA); to amend section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market, and for other purposes; TIBERI; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 16

S. 968 (HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE), to require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s Disease; GILLIBRAND; to the Committee on Finance; April 16

S. 971 (MEDICARE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an increase in the limit on the length of an agreement under the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program; WYDEN; to the Committee on Finance; APRIL 16

S. 984 (EYE TRACKING), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices; VITTER; read the first time; April 16

S. 1005 (INSURANCE), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the credit for health insurance costs of certain eligible individuals, and for other purposes; WYDEN; to the Committee on Finance; April 16

H.RES. 211 (VETERANS), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that veterans deserve the health and living standards they fought to protect; HASTINGS; jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services; April 17



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