POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


H.R.3978 (introduced by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish an Ombudsman within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; November 5

H.R.3980 (introduced by Rep. Donald Norcross): A bill to eliminate the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand eligibility for such program, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; November 5

H.R.3982 (introduced by Rep. Erik Paulsen): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat amounts paid for private umbilical cord blood or umbilical cord tissue, or placental blood or placental tissue, banking services as medical care expenses; to the House Committee on Ways and Means; November 5

H.R.3986 (introduced by Cedric L. Richmond): A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in consultation with the Secretary of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, to conduct a study on the causes of deaths related to high school football and formulate recommendations to prevent such deaths; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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; November 5

H.R.3989 (introduced by Rep. Elise M. Stefanik): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the process for determining the eligibility of caregivers of veterans to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; November 5

H.RES.523 (introduced by Rep. Tim Ryan): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; November 5

S.2226 (introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; November 3

S.2228 (introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit review of certain Medicare payment determinations for disproportionate share hospitals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance; November 3

S.2229 (introduced by Sen. Jeanne SHaheen): A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct audits relating to the timely access of veterans to hospital care, medical services, and other health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; November 3

S.RES.303 (introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander): A resolution designating the week beginning November 8, 2015, as “National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week”; to the Committee on the Judiciary;
November 3

S. 2241 (introduced by Sen. Shaheen): A bill to combat the heroin epidemic and drug sample backlogs; to the Committee on the Judiciary; November 4

S.2248 (introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to improve public education and awareness of congenital heart disease, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; November 5

S.2256 (introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine): A bill to establish programs for health care provider training in Federal health care and medical facilities, to establish Federal co-prescribing guidelines, to establish a grant program with respect to naloxone, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; November 5



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