POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.2871 (introduced by Rep. Morgan H. Griffith): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding pharmacies, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2881 (introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals, and for other purposes; Ways and Means

S.1334 (introduced by Sen. Mark Warner): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes; Finance

H.R.2889 (introduced by Rep. Welch): To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to limit the orphan drug exclusion under the drug discount program under section 340B of such title; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2891 (introduced by Rep. Bishop): To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida for benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2894 (introduced by Rep. Keating): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for education and outreach with respect to the prevention and treatment of tick-borne illnesses; Energy and Commerce

H.Res.382 (introduced by Rep. Burgess): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1215) 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; Rules

S.1347 (introduced by Sen. Wyden): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent catastrophic out-ofpocket spending on prescription drugs for seniors and individuals with disabilities; Finance

S.1348 (introduced by Sen. Wyden): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to publicly justify unnecessary price increases; Finance

H.R.2900 (introduced by Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez): To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the prevention and treatment of the use of synthetic recreational drugs, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

S.1351 (introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the designation of general surgery shortage areas, and for other purposes; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1354 (introduced by Sen. Thomas R. Carper): A bill to establish an Individual Market Reinsurance fund to provide funding for State individual market stabilization reinsurance programs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1355 (introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen): A bill to combat the heroin epidemic and drug sample backlogs; Judiciary

S.1357 (introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a standard definition of therapeutic family care services in Medicaid; Finance

S.1358 (introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of certain direct primary care service arrangements and periodic provider fees; Finance

H.R.2906 (introduced by Rep. Larry Bucshon): To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the designation of general surgery shortage areas, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2913 (introduced by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano): To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2918 (introduced by Rep. Jim Banks): To intensify stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2920 (introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen): To extend the principle of federalism to State drug policy, provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana; Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2925 (introduced by Rep. James P. McGovern): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.1361 (introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs; Finance

S.1369 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on certain prescription drugs which have been subject to a price spike, and for other purposes; Finance

S.1370 (introduced by Sen. Al Franken): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; Energy and Commerce

S.1374 (introduced by Sen. Cory A. Booker): A bill to extend the principle of federalism to State drug policy, provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana; Judiciary

S.Res.194 (introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal): A resolution designating June 15, 2017, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”; Judiciary



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