POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.7391 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove certain geographic and originating site restrictions on the furnishing of telehealth services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ11]; Committees: House - Financial Services

H.Res.1030 — Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week; Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [DCA-40]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4093 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment or operation of a center to be known as the Emergency Mental Health and Substance Use Training and Technical Assistance Center; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.638 — A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Department of Justice should defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148 Stat. 119) and halt its efforts to repeal, sabotage, or undermine health care protections for millions of people in the United States in the midst of the public health emergency relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.4103 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the use of telehealth for substance use disorder treatment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4106 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for hospital and insurer price transparency; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4108 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase Federal support to State Medicaid programs during economic downturns, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4118 — A bill to require the President to appoint a Special Presidential Envoy for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, who shall develop and implement a diplomatic strategy to prepare for, detect, respond to, and recover from pandemics and other global outbreaks of infectious disease, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [DCA]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

H.Res.1040 — Supporting the designation of July 2020 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month; Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7441 — To expedite hiring by the Department of Veterans Affairs of medical department personnel separating from the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services

H.R.7455 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances; Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.7463 — To require States to meet assisted living facility reporting requirements to qualify for future COVID-19 response funds; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7469 — To establish an advisory commission regarding eligibility for health care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.7470 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to help build a stronger health care workforce; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7474 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to issue guidance for the review of suicide events involving members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.7475 — To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the period of a nationwide pandemic is a special enrollment period under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

S.4124 — A bill to expedite hiring by the Department of Veterans Affairs of medical department personnel separating from the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.4134 — A bill to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar products under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4137 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances; Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4149 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to remove the limitation on reimbursement for emergency treatment of amounts owed to a third party for which the veteran is responsible under a health-plan contract; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs



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