POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.3613 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a methodology for determining State allotments for Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments that is based on State poverty levels, to require States to prioritize disproportionate share hospital payments on the basis of Medicaid inpatient utilization and low-income utilization rates, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.480 — Acknowledging the racial disparities in diagnosing and treating mental health among youth in communities of color; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor

H.R.3630 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to protect health care consumers from surprise billing practices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor

H.R.3631 — To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary increase to the limit on Medicaid payments for territories of the United States and the Federal medical assistance percentage for such territories under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3634 — To provide for greater transparency and information with respect to Federal expenditures under the Medicaid and CHIP programs in the territories of the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3636 — To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress certain reports relating to the health care and treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.3637 — To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance for increasing workforce diversity in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3644 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Independence at Home medical practice demonstration program under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.3649 — To support the provision of treatment family care services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.3654 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage for all physicians’ services furnished by doctors of chiropractic within the scope of their license, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.3656 — 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; Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]; Committees: House - Judiciary, Energy and Commerce

S.Res.273 — A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to health care rights; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2063 — A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act with respect to organ procurement organizations; Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.3672 — To provide relief for small rural hospitals from inaccurate instructions provided by certain medicare administrative contractors; Sponsor: Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

S.2067 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage States to disregard parental income and assets when determining Medicaid eligibility for disabled children; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2074 — A bill to amend section 303(g) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823(g)) to eliminate the separate registration requirement for dispensing narcotic drugs in schedule III, IV, or V, such as buprenorphine, for maintenance or detoxification treatment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2080 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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