POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.4633 — To amend the 21st Century Cures Act to reauthorize funding for FDA innovation projects, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]; Cosponsors: (1) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4632 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to disseminate to part D subsidy eligible individuals information comparing the premiums under LIS benchmark plans for such individuals. Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Cosponsors: (2) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4631 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on opioid manufacturers, to make the funds collected through such tax available for opioid (including heroin) abuse prevention and treatment programs, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]; Cosponsors: (4) Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Budget

H.R.4678 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a public education campaign across all relevant programs of the Health Resources and Services Administration to increase oral health literacy and awareness. Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Cosponsors: (2) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4676 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the guaranteed issue of Medigap policies to all Medigap-eligible Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage enrollees, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]; Cosponsors: (0) Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.4675 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for enhanced Medicare beneficiary information through access to annual Medicare notifications in multiple languages. Sponsor: Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]; Cosponsors: (3) Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.4671 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to reduce cost-sharing, align income and resource eligibility tests, simplify enrollment, and provide for other program improvements for low-income Medicare beneficiaries. Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]; Cosponsors: (2) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.2600 — A bill to promote minimum State requirements for the prevention and treatment of concussions caused by participation in school sports, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Cosponsors: (0) Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.4704 — To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support multidisciplinary research on the science of suicide, and to advance the knowledge and understanding of issues that may be associated with several aspects of suicide including intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to areas such as wellbeing, resilience, and vulnerability. Sponsor: Rep. McAdams, Ben [D-UT-4], Cosponsors: (3) Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.4701 — To expand access to health care services, including sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services, for immigrants by removing legal and policy barriers to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7], Cosponsors: (22) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4699 — 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], Cosponsors: (0) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4698 — To amend the HITECH Act to allow an individual to obtain a copy of such individual’s protected health information at no cost unless certain circumstances apply. Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11], Cosponsors: (3) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4693 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish an advisory committee on the implementation by the Department of Veterans Affairs of an electronic health record. Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8], Cosponsors: (1) Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.359 — A resolution authorizing the use of the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a semiannual event for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN], Cosponsors: (1), Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.4716 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a safe harbor for high deductible health plans without a deductible for certain inhalers. Sponsor: Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.4712 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs. Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]; Cosponsors: (3); Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4711 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny any deduction for advertising prescription drugs. Sponsor: Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]; Cosponsors: (0); Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.4710 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to include in each national defense strategy steps to strengthen the United States industrial base and to assure an uninterrupted supply of medicines. Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: House - Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Financial Services

H.Res.636 — Expressing support for the designation of October 17, 2019, as “National Vitiligo Awareness Day”. Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]; Cosponsors: (33) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2633 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program. Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Cosponsors: (0); Committees: Senate - Finance

S.2629 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Public Health Service Corps. Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]; Cosponsors: (1); Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2628 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove a limitation on an individual’s eligibility for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan while the individual is in custody pending disposition of charges. Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Cosponsors: (3); Committees: Senate - Finance

S.2626 — A bill to remove limitations on inmate eligibility for Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and veteran’s health benefits. Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Cosponsors: (0); Committees: Senate - Finance

S.2619 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Healthy Start program. Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Cosponsors: (3); Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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