POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.6396 (introduced by Rep. Vern Buchanan): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the qualification requirements with respect to certain multiple employer plans with pooled plan providers, and for other purposes; Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means

H.R.6399 (introduced by Rep. Mike Kelly): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a Medicare hospital wage index metropolitan floor, and for other purposes; Ways and Means

H.R.6404 (introduced by Rep. Charles W. Boustany, Jr.): To permit occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases; Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.Con.Res.177 (introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee): Supporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day; Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs.

S.Res.621 (introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden): A resolution designating November 2016 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; Judiciary

S.3487 (introduced by Sen. David Vitter): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients; Finance

S.7 (introduced by Sen. David Vitter): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent the removal of the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare program with respect to speech generating devices; Finance.

S.9 (introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren): A bill to provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.Res.627 (introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson): A resolution designating December 3, 2016, as “National
Phenylketonuria Awareness Day”.


Health Professionals in the 115th Congress


Health Professionals in the 115th Congress



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