POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 1549 (ADVANCE CARE PLANNING), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes; WARNER; to the Committee on Finance; June 10

H.R. 2730 (PROSTATE CANCER), to establish the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients; BUTTERFIELD; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 11

H.R. 2736 (MENTAL HEALTH), to provide for a Youth Mental Health Research Network; FATTAH; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 11

H.R. 2739 (ORAL CANCER MEDICATION), to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider; LANCE; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 11

S.1566 (introduced by Sen. Mark Steven Kirk for himself and Sen. Al Franken): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 11

H.R. 2748 (HEARING SERVICES), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare Program of hearing aids and related hearing services; CARTWRITGHT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; June 12

H.R. 2752 (EMERGENCY MEDICINE), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and increase the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders; LARSON; to the Committee on Ways and Means; June 12

H.R. 2756 (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; ABRAHAM; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce; June 12

H.R. 2759 (MENTAL HEALTH), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes; GIBSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; June 12



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