POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1004 — Expressing support for the designation of July 22, 2020, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.1006 — Expressing support for the designation of the month of June 2020 as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month” and June 27, 2020, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day’; Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services

H.Con.Res.103 — Supporting National Men’s Health Week; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.7208 — To amend the Small Business Act to include hospitals serving rural areas or areas of persistent poverty in the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Guest, Michael [R-MS-3]; Committees: House - Small Business

S.Res.617 — A resolution designating July 22, 2020, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.618 — A resolution designating June 2020 as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” and June 27, 2020, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.621 — A resolution designating June 15, 2020, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.3964 — A bill to amend the national service laws to prioritize national service programs and projects that are directly related to the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3979 — A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to temporarily waive cost-sharing amounts under the TRICARE pharmacy benefits program during certain declared emergencies; Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.3988 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to telehealth enhancements for emergency response; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3991 — A bill to establish a special enrollment period for health plans offered on the Exchanges, in response to the public health emergency related to the coronavirus 2019; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3993 — A bill to permit a licensed health care provider to provide health care services to individuals in one or more States in which the provider is not licensed; Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.7233 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct studies and report to Congress on actions taken to expand access to telehealth services under the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance programs during the COVID-19 emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7242 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit expenditures from health savings accounts for gym memberships and costs of home gym equipment, to repeal the requirement that health plan be high deductible, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.7254 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for infection control support to skilled nursing facilities through contracts with quality improvement organizations; Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce H.R.7255 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to health care providers to establish or expand programs dedicated to promoting mental wellness among their health care workers, including contractors, on the front lines of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7267 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit a group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage from reducing contracted rates, or terminating contracts, with health care providers during a public health emergency; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.7269 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited provisional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs and biological products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.3998 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to simplify payments for telehealth services furnished by Federally qualified health centers or rural health clinics under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3999 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure access to mental health and behavioral health services furnished through telehealth under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4005 — A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to address claims of the United States Government relating to care received by civilians at military medical treatment facilities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Armed Services

S.4010 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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