POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


H.R. 5549 (introduced by Rep. Harris): A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana accessible for use by qualified medical marijuana researchers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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; June 21

H.R.5555 (introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer): A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve end-of-life care and advanced illness management; 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; June 22

H.R.5559 (introduced by Rep. Jason Smith): A bill to amend section 1206 of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013 to clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals (LTCHs); to the House Committee on Ways and Means; June 22

H.R.5562 (introduced by Rep. Morgan H. Griffith): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Congressional appointment of members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC); to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 22

H.R. 5573 (introduced by Rep. Schakowsky): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to shorten the exclusivity period for brand name biological products from 12 to 7 years; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 23

H. Res. 801 (introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters of California): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 24

S.3082 (introduced by Sen. Gary C. Peters): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the occurrence of diabetes in Medicare beneficiaries by extending coverage under Medicare for medical nutrition therapy services to such beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes; to the Committee on Finance; June 22

S. 3077 (introduced by Sen. Schatz): A bill to improve medical research on marijuana; to the Committee on the Judiciary; June 20

S. 3090 (introduced by Sen. Heller): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance; June 23

S. 3094 (introduced by Sen. Brown): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to shorten the exclusivity period for brand name biological products from 12 to 7 years; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 23

S. 3096 (introduced by Sen. Whitehouse): A bill to establish a pilot program promoting an alternative payment model for person-centered care for Medicare beneficiaries with advanced illnesses; to the Committee on Finance; June 23



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