POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.2172 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the matching requirement for a territory to use specially allocated Federal funds for Medicare covered part D drugs for low-income individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez- Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2177 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2178 — To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2182 — To establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY- 12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2183 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to streamline the State innovation waiver process, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.2184 — To improve oversight and evaluation of the mental health and suicide prevention media outreach campaigns of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1086 — A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administrationapproved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1089 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements; Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.308 — Supporting the goals and ideals of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13];Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.313 — Designating April 24, 2019, as “Meningitis B Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2200 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that certain diseases are covered by the presumption of service connection relating to the exposure to herbicides by certain veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2207 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices; Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2209 — To establish the position of Chief Pharmaceutical Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative responsible for conducting trade negotiations and enforcing trade agreements related to acts, policies, and practices of foreign governments that fail to appropriately reward United States innovation with respect to pharmaceuticals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.2216 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for States that provide flexibility in licensing for health care providers who offer services on a volunteer basis; Sponsor: Rep. Burchett, Tim [RTN- 2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2222 — To require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [DPA- 2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2234 — To increase funding for the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund by eliminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, House Administration

H.R.2235 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, to amend title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.2241 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to treat Puerto Rico as one of the 50 States for purposes of calculating the Federal medical assistance percentage under the Medicaid program; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2243 — To exempt health insurance of residents of United States territories from the annual fee on health insurance providers; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.2269 — To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and submit a report on the effects of food additives on children’s health; Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2271 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life; Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2279 — To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan (or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan) to provide an exceptions process for any medication step therapy protocol, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.2281 — To direct the Attorney General to amend certain regulations so that practitioners may administer not more than 3 days’ medication to a person at one time when administering narcotic drugs for the purpose of relieving acute withdrawal symptoms; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

H.R.2282 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize the physician self-referral prohibitions to promote care coordination in the merit-based incentive payment system and to facilitate physician practice participation in alternative payment models under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA- 36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.2283 — To provide better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers while accelerating progress toward prevention strategies, disease modifying treatments, and, ultimately, a cure; Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means



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