POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 910 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous states are able to receive services in at least one full-service Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in the state or receive comparable services provided by contract in the state, and for other purposes; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 9.

S. 914 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the waiver of the collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans, and for other purposes; BEGICH; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 9.

S. 915 (REFORM), to provide for health care for every American and to control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system; SANDERS; to the Committee on Finance, May 9.

S. 928 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to limit the authority of the secretary of Veterans Affairs to use bid savings on major medical facility projects of the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand or change the scope of a major medical facility project of the department, and for other purposes; BURR; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 10.

S. 933 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and increase the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders; SCHUMER; to the Committee on Finance, May 10.

H.R. 1809 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure health care coverage value and transparency for dental benefits under group health plans; ANDREWS; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, May 10.

H.R. 1810 (PUBLIC HEALTH), to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage research and carry out an educational campaign with respect to pulmonary hypertension, and for other purposes; BRADY of Texas; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 10.

H.R. 1822 (REFORM), to amend Title I of the PPACA to provide for appropriate procedures under such title for verification of citizenship status; ROHRABACHER; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, May 10.

H. RES. 262 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), supporting efforts to raise awareness, improve education, and encourage research and treatment of the psychosocial needs of children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with a childhood cancer and their families; VAN HOLLEN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 10.

S. 957 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of rehabilitative services for veterans with traumatic brain injury, and for other purposes; BOOZMAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 11.

H.R. 1833 (MENTAL HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on college campuses; SCHAKOWSKY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Education and the Workforce, May 11.

H.R. 1839 (ANTITRUST), to ensure and foster continued patient safety and quality of care by making the antitrust laws apply to negotiations between groups of independent pharmacies and health plans and health insurance issuers (including health plans under parts C and D of Medicare) in the same manner as such laws apply to protected activities under the National Labor Relations Act; WEINER; to the Committee on the Judiciary, May 11.

H.R. 1845 (MEDICARE), to provide for a study on issues relating to access to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for Medicare beneficiaries in all care settings and a demonstration project to examine the benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and services necessary to administer IVIG in the home; BRADY of Texas; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, May 11.

H.R. 1852 (GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children’s hospitals; PITTS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 11.

H.R. 1855 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of rehabilitative services for veterans with traumatic brain injury, and for other purposes; WALZ of Minnesota; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 11.

H. RES. 265 (HIV/AIDS), supporting the goals and ideals of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; BORDALLO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 11.

S. 958 (GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to children’s hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs; CASEY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 12.

S. 960 (MEDICARE), to provide for a study on issues relating to access to intravenous immune globulin (IVG) for Medicare beneficiaries in all care settings and a demonstration project to examine the benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and services necessary to administer IVG in the home; KERRY; to the Committee on Finance, May 12.

S. 965 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an income tax credit for the costs of certain infertility treatments, and for other purposes; GILLIBRAND; to the Committee on Finance, May 12.

S. 966 (DISEASE RESEARCH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for osteoporosis and related bone disease education, research, and surveillance, and for other purposes; GILLIBRAND; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 12.

S. 975 (PHYSICAL THERAPISTS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes; TESTER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 12.

S. 992 (NURSES), to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes; BOXER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, May 12.

H.R. 1862 (REGENERATIVE MEDICINE), to launch a national strategy to support regenerative medicine through funding for research and commercial development of regenerative medicine products and development of a regulatory environment that enables rapid approval of safe and effective products, and for other purposes; BILBRAY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 12.

H.R. 1863 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous states are able to receive services in at least one full-service Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in the state or receive comparable services provided by contract in the state, and for other purposes; GUINTA; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, May 12.

H.R. 1880 (HIV/AIDS), to require, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS, reporting on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and on the status of international progress towards achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, and for other purposes; LEE of California; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Foreign Affairs, May 12.



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