POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.7061 — To provide for the issuance of a Stamp Out Elder Abuse Semipostal Stamp; Sponsor: Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]; Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform, Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce

H.R.7063 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for and support liver illness visibility, education, and research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7083 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for expanded coverage of services furnished by genetic counselors under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.7084 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase hospital competition, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary

H.Res.1133 — Expressing support for the designation of the third Thursday in November as "National Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention Day" and promoting enhanced care coordination and prevention resources to reduce the development of pressure ulcers/injuries; Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.1135 — Raising awareness of the lifesaving role of three-dimensional (3D) digital breast tomosynthesis screening in detection and treatment of breast cancer; Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7101 — To amend titles II and XIX of the Social Security Act remove the age limit on the Medicaid buy-program, to remove work restrictions on disabled adult children who have reached retirement age, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.7103 — To authorize a pilot program under which the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, expands and intensifies surveillance of self-harm and suicidal ideation behavior in partnership with State and local public health departments, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7105 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that certain health care contractors of the Department of Veterans Affairs are subject to Federal tort claims laws, to improve the accountability of physicians of the Department, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]; Committees: House - Veterans' Affairs

H.R.7116 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in primary care offices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Con.Res.141 — Expressing the sense of Congress that public health professionals should be commended for their dedication and service to the United States on Public Health Thank You Day, November 19, 2018; Sponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7122 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act and titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to accelerate the adoption of value-based payment and delivery arrangements among health care stakeholders intended to coordinate care, improve patient outcomes, share accountability, or lower costs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.3610 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits; Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3616 — A bill to prohibit the use of restraints and restrictive housing on inmates during the period of pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery, to collect data on incarcerated pregnant women in the United States and the results of such pregnancies, to address the health needs of incarcerated women related to pregnancy and childbirth, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary



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