POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


S. 2175 (introduced by Sen. Tester): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; October 8

S. 2179 (introduced by Sen. Blumenthal): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers if the Secretary is not feasibly able to provide health care in facilities of the Department or through contracts or sharing agreements, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; October 8

H.R. 3731 (introduced by Rep. Vargas): A bill to establish a Rare Disease Therapeutics Corporation to encourage the development of high-risk, high-return therapies for rare diseases, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 9

H.R. 3739 (introduced by Rep. Woodall): A bill to provide for qualified physicians to perform a medical certification for an operator of a commercial motor vehicle who is a veteran, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; October 9

H.R. 3742 (introduced by Rep. Cramer): A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow for certain third party payments; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 9

H.R. 3745 (introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow chiropractors to provide items and services through private contracts under the Medicare program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; October 9

H.R. 3755 (introduced by Rep. Titus): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the disregard of certain resident slots that include Department of Veterans Affairs training in determining payments for direct graduate medical education costs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; October 9

H. Res. 474 (introduced by Rep. McCollum): A resolution recognizing the important contribution and added value of mental health and psychosocial support services and the importance of building such capacity in humanitarian and development contexts; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned;
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