POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.4


H.Res. 398 (RURAL HOSPITALS), recognizing that access to hospitals and other health care providers for patients in rural areas of the United States is essential to the survival and success of communities in the United States; JENKINS; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 29

H.RES.400 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), commemorating 50 years since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; PALLONE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; July 29

S.1883 (CANCER), to maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for other purposes; REED; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; July 29

S.1884 (PRESCRIPTION DRUGS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program; DURBIN; to the Committee on Finance; July 29

S. 1893 (MENTAL HEALTH), to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders; ALEXANDER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; July 29

S. 1903 (HEALTH DISPARITIES), to provide for a study by the National Academy of Medicine on health disparities, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop guidelines on reducing health disparities, and for other purposes; BOOKER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; July 30

S. 1906 (ORPHAN DRUGS), to clarify the exclusion of orphan drug sales from the calculation of the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers, and for other purposes; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Finance; July 30

S. 1906 (PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; TOOMEY; to the Committee on Finance; July 30



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