POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.4129 — To provide for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under part B of the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means


H.R.4130 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the ceiling on the sum of the annual deductible and the other annual out-of-pocket expenses required to be paid under a high deductible health plan; Sponsor: Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]; Committees: House - Ways and Means


H.R.4131 — To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the eligibility of certain community mental health centers to register for purposes of the practice of telemedicine, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary


H.R.4137 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility of certain individuals exposed to burn pits for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs


H.R.4138 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deem certain State Veterans homes meeting certain health and safety standards as meeting conditions and requirements for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs; Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce


S.Res.300 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week; Sponsor: Sen. Udall, Tom [D- NM]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.


S.J.Res.52 — A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers”; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance


S.2354 — A bill to direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation


S.2365 — A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize urban Indian organizations to enter into arrangements for the sharing of medical services and facilities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Udall, Tom [D- NM]; Committees: Senate - Indian Affairs


S.2366 — A bill to streamline the employer reporting process and strengthen the eligibility verification process for the premium assistance tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance




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