POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: hearing on: “H.R. 272; H.R. 353; H.R. 359; H.R. 421; H.R. 423; H.R. 1356; H.R. 1688; H.R. 1862; H.R. 2464; H.R. 2914; H.R. 2915; draft legislation to clarify the role of podiatrists in VA; and, draft legislation to authorize VA major medical facility construction projects for FY 2015 and to make certain improvements in the administration of VA medical facility construction projects;” 10:00 a.m.; 334 Cannon Bldg.; July 14

House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: hearing titled “Medicare Part D: Measures Needed to Strengthen Program Integrity;” 2:00 p.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; July 14

Senate Special Aging Committee hearing titled “Diabetes Research: Improving Lives on the Path to a Cure;” 2:15 p.m., G-50 Dirksen Bldg.; July 15
Senate Finance Committee: hearing to review HealthCare.gov controls; 10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; July 16


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 2948 (TELEHEALTH), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an incremental expansion of telehealth coverage under the Medicare program; THOMPSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and on Ways and Means; July 7

H.R. 2974 (VA), to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to increase the duration of follow-up care provided under the Veterans Choice Program; BROWNLEY; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; July 8

S. 1718 (PPACA), to provide for the repeal of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have the effect of rationing health care; ROBERTS; to the Committee on Finance; July 8

S. 1721 (VA), to require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a joint uniform formulary with respect to systemic pain and psychotropic drugs that are critical for the transition of an individual from receiving health care services furnished by the Secretary of Defense to health care services furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; July 8

H.R.3006 (HSA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve health savings accounts, and for other purposes; FLEMING; to the House Committee on Ways and Means; July 9

H.R.3012 (TERMINAL ILLNESS), to authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes; SALMON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary; July 9

H.R.3014 (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize physicians, pursuant to an agreement with the Attorney General, to transport controlled substances from a practice setting to another practice setting or to a disaster area; SESSIONS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary; July 9



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