POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.4613 (introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers): To allow the use of claims, eligibility, and payment data to produce reports, analyses, and presentations to benefit Medicare, and other similar health insurance programs, entities, researchers, and health care providers, to help develop cost saving approaches, standards, and reference materials and to support medical care and improved payment models; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.2214 (introduced by Sen. Michael B. Enzi): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients, and for other purposes; Finance H.Res.659 (introduced by Rep. Richard M. Nolan): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a point of order against legislation that cuts Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits; Rules

H.R.4616 (introduced by Rep. Devin Nunes): To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a temporary moratorium on the employer mandate and to provide for a delay in the implementation of the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage; Ways and Means

H.R.4617 (introduced by Rep. Erik Paulsen): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a temporary moratorium on the medical device excise tax; Ways and Means H.R.4618 (introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a temporary moratorium on certain taxes affecting purchases of prescription medication; Ways and Means

H.R.4619 (introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo): To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers, to the extent that such fee is due to Puerto Rican health insurance; Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.4620 (introduced by Rep. Kristi L. Noem): To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.4621 (introduced by Rep. Christopher H. Smith): To galvanize United States Government programs in support of brain health for global victims of autism, hydrocephalus and Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and for other purposes; Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce

S.Res.358 (introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson): A resolution designating December 3, 2017, as “National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day”; submitted, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent H.J.Res.124 (introduced by Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen): Making further additional continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes; Appropriations, Budget, Ways and Means

H.R.4638 (introduced by Rep. Peter T. King): To establish a National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases; Energy and Commerce

H.R. 4642 (introduced by Rep. Tipton): A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include in the Veterans Choice Program all veterans enrolled in the patient enrollment system of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

H.R. 4652 (introduced by Rep. Blackburn): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to make permanent the Tennessee disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotment under the Medicaid program; Energy and Commerce

H.R. 4653 (introduced by Rep. Cartwright): A bill to provide for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Judiciary, and Veterans’ Affairs

S. 2239 (introduced by Sen. Stabenow): A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the scheduling of appointments, the accountability of third party administrators, and payment to providers under such Act, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

S. 2241 (introduced by Sen. King): A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying that State Exchanges are prohibited from imposing fees or assessments on issuers of excepted benefits and standalone dental plans not sold through an Exchange; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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