POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 3831 (introduced by Rep. Brady of Texas): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the annual comment period for payment rates under Medicare Advantage; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 26

H. Con. Res. 87 (introduced by Rep. Meadows): Concurrent resolution expressing support for designation of October 28 as ``Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day’’; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; October 26

H.RES.498 (introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy): A resolution expressing support for designation of October 2015 as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 27

S.2210 (introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal): A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to establish peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; October 27

H.R. 3849 (introduced by Rep. Judy Chu of California): A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under the Medicare program; to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the appointment of qualified acupuncturists as officers in the commissioned Regular Corp and the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and 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 28

H.R. 3851 (introduced by Rep. Gene Green of Texas): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize appointment of Doctors of Chiropractic to regular and reserve corps of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 28

S. 2214 (introduced by Sen. Gillibrand): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require patient medication information to be provided with certain prescription drugs; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 28

H.R.3865 (introduced by Rep. Evan H. Jenkins): A bill to provide for alternative and updated certification requirements for participation under Medicaid State plans under title XIX of the Social Security Act in the case of certain facilities treating infants under one year of age with neonatal abstinence syndrome, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 29

S. 2218 (introduced by Sen. Thune): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care; to the Committee on Finance; October 29

S. 2220 (introduced by Sen. Brown): A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance; October 29



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