POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.1215 (introduced by Rep. Steve King): To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system; Judiciary, Energy and Commerce

H.R.1218 (introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg): To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses; Ways and Means

H.Res.154 (introduced by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III): Of inquiry requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-related measures of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1222 (introduced by Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis): To amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to improve public education and awareness of congenital heart disease, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1223 (introduced by Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize an extension of exclusivity periods for certain drugs that are approved for a new indication for a rare disease or condition, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1231 (introduced by Rep. Michael T. McCaul): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a program to increase the development of new drugs to treat pediatric cancers, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

S.445 (introduced by Sen. Susan M. Collins): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program; Finance

S.448 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program; Finance

S.455 (introduced by Sen. Jon Tester): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count resident time spent in a critical access hospital as resident time spent in a nonprovider setting for purposes of making Medicare direct and indirect graduate medical education payments; Finance

S.456 (introduced by Sen. Michael F. Bennet): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a program to increase the development of new drugs to treat pediatric cancers, and for other purposes; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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