Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.

S. 1849 (MEDICARE CONTRACTING), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits; MURKOWSKI; to the Committee on Finance; July 23

S. 1852 (HEALTH INSURANCE), to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth; CASEY; to the Committee on Finance; July 23

H.R. 3183 (VA), to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand and make permanent the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes; JOLLY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; July 23

H.R. 3184 (HSA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the medical expenses of dependents who have not attained age 26 to be paid from a health savings account; LAWRENCE; to the Committee on Ways and Means; July 23

H.R. 3200 (VA), to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer unobligated amounts previously made available to the Department of Veterans Affairs to the medical accounts of the Department to improve the furnishing of health care to veterans; BROWN; jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Appropriations; July 23

H.J.Res. 61 (TRICARE/VA), amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; DAVIS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and the Budget; July 23

H.Res. 378 (OVARIAN CANCER), expressing support for the designation of September 2015 as ``National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month’’; ISRAEL; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; July 23

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