POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings cont.


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Executive Session to consider S._, Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, S.1455, S.2256, S.480, S._,Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act; 10:00 a.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; March 16

House Veterans’ Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee and Health Subcommittee joint hearing onlegislation to improve the authority of the Veterans Affairs secretary to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Veterans Affairs Department; 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; March 16

Senate Finance Committee hearing to “examine HealthCare.gov, focusing on a review of operations and enrollment;” 10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; March 17

Senate Special Aging Committee hearing on “sudden price spikes in decades-old Rx drugs;” 10:00 a.m., 562 Dirksen Bldg.; March 17

Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing entitled “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining Implementation of Medicare Payment Reforms;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; March 17

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee final markup on innovation agenda; time and place TBA; April 6


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R. 4723 (introduced by Rep. Jenkins of Kansas). A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the recovery of improper overpayments resulting from certain Federally subsidized health insurance; to the Committee on Ways and Means; March 10 

H.R. 4725 (introduced by Rep. Pitts): A bill to reduce the Federal deficit through reforms in spending under Medicaid, CHIP, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 10 

H.R. 4728 (introduced by Rep. Smith of Washington): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to expand the exception to the windfall elimination provision based on years of coverage; to the Committee on Ways and Means; March 10

S. 2646 (introduced by Sen. Burr): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve health care provided to veterans by the Department, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 7 

S. 2647 (introduced by Sen. Warren): A bill to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 7

S. 2649 (introduced by Sen. Rounds): A bill to modify the treatment of the costs of health care furnished under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to veterans covered by health-plan contracts; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 8

S. 2660 (introduced by Sen. Rounds): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an evaluation and report on the costs of health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 10

S. 2669 (introduced by Sen. Cornyn): A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require States to provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services certain information with respect to provider terminations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance; March 10



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