POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.5


S. 1409 (MEDICAID), to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to suspend, rather than terminate, an individual’s eligibility for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan while such individual is an inmate of a public institution; MARKEY; to the Committee on Finance; May 21

S. 1410 (SUBSTANCE USE), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to improve the treatment of substance use disorders; MARKEY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 21

S. 1415 (ACA); to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of large employer for purposes of applying the employer mandate; HEITKAMP; to the Committee on Finance; May 21

S. 1421 (EXCLUSIVITY), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize a 6-month extension of certain exclusivity periods in the case of approved drugs that are subsequently approved for a new indication to prevent, diagnose, or treat a rare disease or condition, and for other purposes; HATCH; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 21

S. 1424 (MICROBEADS), to prohibit the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads; GILIRBAND; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 21

S. 1426 (PHYSICAL THERAPY), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes; TESTER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 21

S. 1427 (QUALITY MEASUREMENT), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to facilitate increased coordination and alignment between the public and private sector with respect to quality and efficiency measures; STABENOW; to the Committee on Finance; May 21

S. 1431 (OPIOIDS), to provide for increased Federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to States in reducing opioid abuse, diversion, and deaths; MANCHIN; to the Committee on Finance; May 21

S. 1435 (ORGAN DONATION), to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote awareness of organ donation and the need to increase the pool of available organs; CASEY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 21

S. 1450 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs; HIRONO; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; May 21

S. 1452 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursements for emergency medical treatment and to require that the Department of Veterans Affairs be treated as a participating provider for the recovery of the costs of certain medical care, and for other purposes; HIRONO; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; May 21

S. 1453 (PUERTO RICO), to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico and to provide a special enrollment period and a reduction in the late enrollment penalties for certain residents of Puerto Rico; SCHUMER; to the Committee on Finance; May 21

S. 1455 (MAT), to provide access to medication-assisted therapy, and for other purposes; MARKEY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 22



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