POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


POSTPONED: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee markup of S.2873, the “Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act”; S.2932, the “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016”; and the “Career and Technical Education Act of 2016”; date and time TBD

House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing titled “Bioresearch Labs and Inactivation of Dangerous Pathogens;” 2:00 p.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; September 27

POSTPONED: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Examining Expanded Access to Investigational Therapies;” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; date and time TBD

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing titled “Health Care Fraud Investigations;” 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; September 28


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.6067 (introduced by Rep. Dianne Black): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exemption from the individual mandate for certain individuals without access to Exchange coverage; Ways and Means; September 19

H.R.6083 (introduced by Rep. Steve Israel): To provide payment for patient navigator services under title XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce; September 20

H.R.6084 (introduced by Rep. Steve Israel): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means;
September 20

H.R.6088 (introduced by Rep. James B. Renacci): To delay for one year the release of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce; September 20

H.Res.874 (introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley): Expressing support for designation of the month of September as “Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month”, in recognition of the costs imposed by rheumatic diseases, the need for increased medical research, and the quality care provided by trained rheumatologists; Energy and Commerce; September 20

H.Res.877 (introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan): Encouraging each State to enact legislation that increases the likelihood of survival after sudden cardiac arrest in our Nation’s schools; Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce; September 20

H.R.6094 (introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg): To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; Education and Workforce; September 21

H.R.6101 (introduced by Rep. Dianne Black): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program, and for other purposes; Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce; September 21

H.R.6109 (introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.): To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the affordability and enrollment procedures of the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure; September 21



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