POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 1395 (REFORM), to ensure that all Americans have access to waivers from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; BARRASSO; to the Committee on Finance, July 21.

S. 1404 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase participation in medical flexible spending arrangements; CARDIN; to the Committee on Finance, July 21.

S. 1407 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish accreditation requirements for suppliers and providers of air ambulance services, and for other purposes; SNOWE; to the Committee on Finance, July 22.

S. 1409 (FRAUD AND ABUSE), to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending; CARPER; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, July 22.

H.R. 2625 (HUMAN RESEARCH SUBJECTS), to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to human subject research to improve protections for human subjects and, where appropriate because of the type research involved, to reduce regulatory burdens; DeGETTE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 22.

H. Res. 362 (HIV/AIDS), supporting the goals and ideals of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day, and for other purposes; WATERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 21.

S. 1420 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for life sciences research; CASEY; to the Committee on Finance, July 25.

H.R. 2631 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for life sciences research; NUNES; to the Committee on Ways and Means, July 25.

H.R. 2634 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of state to provide assistance for certain individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange and the secretary of veterans affairs to enhance the availability of medical care for descendants of veterans of the Vietnam era, and for other purposes; FILNER; jointly, to the committees on Veterans Affairs, Foreign Affairs, and Energy and Commerce, July 25.

S. 1415 (PHARMACIES), to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other purposes; LAUTENBERG, to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, July 26.

S. 1416 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the minimum loss ratio required of Medigap policies; KERRY; to the Committee on Finance, July 26.

H.R. 2643 (MEDICAL NEUTRALITY), to provide for medical neutrality and to establish accountability for violations of the principle of medical neutrality, and for other purposes; MCDERMOTT; jointly, to the committees on Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary, July 26.

H.R. 2645 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the minimum loss ratio required of Medigap policies; STARK; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 26.

H.R. 2656 (RETIREE BENEFITS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to make technical modifications relating to the Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 and the Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010; KIND; jointly, to the committees on Education and the Workforce and Ways and Means, July 26.

H.R. 2659 (PHARMACIES), to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other purposes; MALONEY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 26.

H.R. 2662 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs; RIBBLE; to the Committee on Ways and Means, July 26.

S. 1423 (DRUG FEES), to clarify the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers; TOOMEY; to the Committee on Finance, July 27.

H.R. 2671 (UNDIAGNOSED DISEASES NETWORK), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of an undiagnosed diseases network, and for other purposes; CARTER; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 27.

H.R. 2672 (DRUG FEES), to clarify the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers; GERLACH; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 27.

H.R. 2674 (DISCOUNT DRUG PROGRAMS), to amend Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act to improve the provision of discounts on drug purchases for certain safety net providers; MCMORRIS RODGERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 27.

H.R. 2676 (HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS), to lower health premiums and increase choice for small businesses; SCHWEIKERT; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 27.

S. 1437 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to authorize the secretary of health and human services to carry out programs to provide youth in racial or ethnic minority or immigrant communities the information and skills needed to reduce teenage pregnancies; BOXER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, July 28.

S. 1440 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; ALEXANDER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, July 28.

H.R. 2678 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the secretary of health and human services to carry out programs to provide youth in racial or ethnic minority or immigrant communities the information and skills needed to reduce teenage pregnancies; ROYBAL-ALLARD; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 28.

H.R. 2679 (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; ESHOO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 28.

H.R. 2680 (REGULATORY REVIEW), to establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive review of federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes; FLEMING; jointly, to the committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rules, July 28.



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