POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


POSTPONED: House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: hearing titled “An Overdue Checkup: Examining the ACA’s [Affordable Care Act] State Insurance Marketplaces;” 9:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee: hearing to discuss rural health care disparities created by Medicare regulations; 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; July 28

House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: hearing titled “Continuing Concerns with the Federal Select Agent Program: Department of Defense Shipments of Live Anthrax;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 28

House Energy and Commerce Committee: opening statements on markup to consider pending legislation, including HR 1725 — National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act; 5:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 28

House Energy and Commerce Committee: markup to consider pending legislation, including HR 1725 — National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act; 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; July 29

Senate Special Aging Committee: field hearing titled “Celebrating Medicare: Strengthening The Program For The Next 50 Years;” 12:00 p.m., Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, Mo.; July 31


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 3119 (PALLIATIVE CARE), to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine; ENGEL; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 21

H.R. 3122 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with a non-government entity for the conduct of biannual audits of Department of Veterans Affairs health care functions, and for other purposes; HURT; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; July 21

S. 1810 (PPACA), to apply the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Congressional members and members of the executive branch; VITTER; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; July 21

H.R. 3171 (FETAL TISSUE), to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain research on the transplantation of human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion; SENSENBRENNER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 22

S. 1830 (PART B), 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; BARRASSO; to the Committee on Finance; July 22



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