POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee: hearing titled “Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology: What Can Providers and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Do To Improve the Electronic Health Record User Experience?;” 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; June 16

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: hearing titled “Examining H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act;” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; June 16

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee: hearing titled “A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; June 18


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 2690 (MENTAL HEALTH), to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate regulations clarifying the circumstances under which, consistent with the standards governing the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information promulgated by the Secretary under sections 262(a) and 264 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, health care providers and covered entities may disclose the protected health information of patients with a mental illness, and for other purposes; MATSUI; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 9

H.R. 2696 (PHSA), to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require certain health insurance premium increase information submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services be disclosed to Congress; GRIFFITH; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 9

H.R. 2704 (SNP), to establish a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes; SÁNCHEZ; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; June 9

H.R.2707 (ACA), to ensure a legislative solution for those individuals who may be affected by ObamaCare’s unlawful implementation, and for other purposes; WALKER; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 9

S.1531 (ACA), to reform the provision of health insurance coverage by promoting health savings accounts, State-based alternatives to coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and price transparency, in order to promote a more market-based health care system, and for other purposes; CASSIDY; to the Committee on Finance; June 9

S. 1537 (EMERGING THREATS), to establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats, and for other purposes; UDALL; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 10



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