POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.735 — Recognizing the maternal health crisis among indigenous women in the United States, which includes American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women, recognizing the importance of reducing mortality and morbidity among indigenous women, and calling for urgent Federal funding changes to ensure comprehensive, high-quality, and culturally competent maternal health and family planning services are available; Sponsor: Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]; Committees: House - Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce

S.2959 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to modify the reductions in Medicaid DSH allotments; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.5279 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve cosmetic safety, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5281 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve transparency and prevent the use of abusive spread pricing and related practices in the Medicaid program; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5291 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to set forth a method of determining annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility and maximum out-of-pocket limits; Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2966 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5295 — To consolidate activities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality into the National Institutes of Health as the National Institute for Research on Safety and Quality, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5299 — To provide for the issuance of a Lyme Disease Research Semipostal Stamp; Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5304 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require health plan oversight of pharmacy benefit manager services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5321 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand, enhance, and improve public health data systems, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5326 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities from using pre-dispute arbitration agreements with respect to residents of those facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

S.2986 — A bill to amend part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to establish an interagency council on social determinants of health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2991 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of certain veterans by suicide, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.2993 — A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to nursing facility requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2995 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress reports on patient safety and quality of care at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs



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