POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.2769 (introduced by Rep. David Loebsack): To prevent the application of the provisions of the individual mandate to individuals residing in rating areas with no qualified health plans offered on the Exchange; Ways and Means

H.R.2770 (introduced by Rep. David Loebsack): To allow individuals living in areas without qualified health plans offered through an Exchange to have similar access to health insurance coverage as members of Congress and congressional staff; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.1291 (introduced by Rep. Bill Nelson): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish rules for payment for graduate medical education (GME) costs for hospitals that establish a new medical residency training program after hosting resident rotators for short durations; Finance

H.R.2779 (introduced by Rep. Jeff Denham): To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) for a Medicaid payment model demonstration project on Medicaid reimbursement for physicians’ services in counties with a disproportionately high proportion of Medicaid enrollees; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2785 (introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins): To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay the reasonable costs of urgent care provided to certain veterans, to establish cost-sharing amounts for veterans receiving care at an emergency room of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2787 (introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur): To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school; Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2788 (introduced by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham): To expand access to health care services, including sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services, for immigrant women, men, and families by removing legal barriers to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.2790 (introduced by Rep. Martha McSally): To phase out cosmetic animal testing and the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2797 (introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.1299 (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; Finance

S.1301 (introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes; Finance

S.1304 (introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts): A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals under Medicare, and for other purposes; Finance

S.1307 (introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility to receive refundable tax credits for coverage under a qualified health plan; Finance

H.R.2834 (introduced by Rep. Danny K. Davis): To improve the well-being of, and improve permanency outcomes for, children and families affected by heroin, opioids, and other substance abuse; Ways and Means

H.R.2843 (introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette): To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a comprehensive and nationwide system to evaluate the quality of care provided to beneficiaries of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and to provide incentives for voluntary quality improvement; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2851 (introduced by Rep. John Katko): To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

S.1317 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A bill to amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a comprehensive and nationwide system to evaluate the quality of care provided to beneficiaries of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and to provide incentives for voluntary quality improvement; Finance

S.1319 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a continuing medical education program for non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who treat veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

S.1327 (introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley): A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for other purposes; Judiciary



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