POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R.4134 (introduced by Rep. Peter A. DeFazio): A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to increase efficiency in the recruitment and hiring by the Department of Veterans Affairs of health care workers that are undergoing separation from the Armed Forces, to create uniform credentialing standards for certain health care professionals of the Department, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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 30

S.2334 (introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; December 1

H.R.4148 (introduced by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney): A bill to authorize assistance to aid in the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula in foreign countries, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; December 1

H.R.4150 (introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; December 1

S.2338 (introduced by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono): A bill to award grants to States for the development of innovative long-term services and supports programs; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; December 1

H.R.4152 (introduced by Rep. Pete Olson): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify liability protections regarding emergency use of automated external defibrillators; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; December 2

H.R.4155 (introduced by Rep. Diane Black): A bill to require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the effect of including telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models; 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; December 2

H.R.4163 (introduced by Rep. Pedro R. Pierluisi): A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make premium and cost-sharing subsidies available to low-income Medicare part D beneficiaries who reside in Puerto Rico or another territory of the United States; 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; December 2

S.2342 (introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson): A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make premium and cost-sharing subsidies available to low-income Medicare part D beneficiaries who reside in Puerto Rico or another territory of the United States; to the Committee on Finance; December 2

S.2343 (introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner): A bill to require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the effect of including telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models; to the Committee on Finance; December 2

H.R.4183 (introduced by Rep. Thomas J. Rooney): A bill to increase the penalties for fentanyl trafficking; to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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; December 3

H.RES.552 (introduced by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr.): A resolution expressing support for health and wellness coaches and “National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week”; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; December 3

S.2349 (introduced by Sen. Dean Heller): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans; to the Committee on Finance; December 3

S.2351 (introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson): 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 Finance; December 3



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