POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R. 5589 (introduced by Rep. Blackburn): A bill to amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require verification for eligibility for enrollment during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 28

H.R. 5593 (introduced by Rep. Delaney): A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to delay the inclusion in consumer credit reports and to establish requirements for debt collectors with respect to medical debt information of veterans due to inappropriate or delayed Veterans Choice Program billing payments, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services; June 28

H.R. 5600 (introduced by Rep. Calvert): A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; June 28

H.R. 5601 (introduced by Rep. Kuster): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of any drug containing an opiate to prominently state that addiction is possible; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 28

H.R. 5613 (introduced by Rep. Jenkins): A bill to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016; 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 30

H.R. 5614 (introduced by Rep. Crowley): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a change in Medicare classification for certain hospitals; to the Committee on Ways and Means; June 30

S. 3101 (introduced by Sen. Cassidy): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 27

S.3107 (introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary exception to the application of the Medicare long-term care hospital site neutral provisions for certain spinal cord specialty hospitals; to the Committee on Finance; June 29

S.3111 (introduced by Sen. Rob Portman): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction for individuals age 65 or older; to the Committee on Finance; June 29

S.3113 (introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar): A bill to amend Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 29

S.3115 (introduced by Sen. Roger F. Wicker): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to a national pediatric research network; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 29

S.3120 (introduced by Sen. David Vitter): A bill to apply the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Congressional members and members of the executive branch; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; June 29

S.RES.517 (introduced by Sen. Jeff Sessions): A resolution designating September 2016 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”; June 29



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