POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


H.R. 2649 (SECONDARY PAYER), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers’ compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions; REICHERT; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; June 4

H.R. 2650 (ACA), to restore equity, save coverage, and undo errors in the case of individuals who lose health insurance subsidies under King v. Burwell, and other individuals, and for other purposes; PRICE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce; June 4

H.R. 2651 (DIABETES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to prevent and treat diabetes, to promote and improve the care of individuals with diabetes, and to reduce health disparities, relating to diabetes, within racial and ethnic minority groups, including the African-American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian and Alaskan Native communities; DEGETTE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 4

H.R. 2652 (ICD-10), to provide a 2-year grace period for physicians and other health care providers in transitioning from the use of ICD-9 to ICD-10; PALMER; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; June 4

H.R. 2653 (ACA), to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related reconciliation provisions, to promote patient-centered health care, to provide for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and for other purposes; ROE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and the Budget; June 4

H.R. 2658 (ACA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; BARLETTA; to the Committee on Ways and Means; June 4

S. 1503 (LYME DISEASE), to provide for enhanced Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 4

S. 1514 (SECONDARY PAYER), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers’ compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions; PORTMAN; to the Committee on Finance; June 4

S. 1521 (UNINSURED), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase access for the uninsured to high quality physician care; SCOTT; to the Committee on Finance; June 4



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