POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation - contd


S.4339 — A bill to provide, manufacture, and distribute high quality face masks for every individual in the United States during the COVID-19 emergency using the Defense Production Act and other means; Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.4343 — A bill to direct the Government Accountability Office to evaluate appropriate coverage of assistive technologies provided to patients who experience amputation or live with limb difference; Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4348 — A bill to provide for the conduct of a GAO study and report on rural health access during the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.1069 — Declaring racism a public health crisis; Sponsor: Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7816 — To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.R.7819 — To provide that CARES Act Provider Relief Fund payments are not includible in gross income, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.7825 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create increased opportunities for savings to HSA, MSA and FSA plans, to mitigate the financial strain on families caused by COVID-19, to provide for child nutrition, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.7838 — To provide for certain temporary waivers with respect to the 340B drug discount program due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7839 — To amend the Medicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 to extend the Medicare Patient IVIG Access Demonstration Project; Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7841 — To require the purchase by the Federal Government of certain medical supplies and protection equipment be from the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security; Education and Labor; Armed Services

H.R.7853 — To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a task force to identify vulnerabilities in supply chains for United States entities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4349 — A bill to address behavioral health and well-being among health care professionals; Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4350 — A bill to provide immediate relief for patients from certain medical debt collection efforts during and immediately after the COVID-19 public health emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4351 — A bill to require States and hospitals to report COVID-19 health data directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4355 — A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide benefits for lung cancer screenings for certain individuals without the imposition of cost sharing; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4358 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for vaccines and treatment for COVID-19 for uninsured individuals without the imposition of cost sharing requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]; Committees: Senate – Finance 

S.4359 — A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a task force to identify vulnerabilities in supply chains for United States entities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

S.4365 — A bill to clarify licensure requirements for contractor medical professionals to perform medical disability examinations for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs 

S.4367 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate limitations on contributions to health savings accounts; Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]; Committees: Senate – Finance 

S.4368 — A bill to prepare the Strategic National Stockpile for a public health emergency and require the maintenance of a domestic supply chain for countermeasures in the stockpile, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [DOH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

H.R.7859 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration a Center for School Behavioral Health Technical Assistance, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce 

H.R.7873 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to give a preference, with respect to project grants for preventive health services, for States that allow trained individuals to carry and administer epinephrine, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce 

H.R.7877 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare part D beneficiaries with certain offset payments and reduce the growth rate of the Medicare part D out-of-pocket cost threshold, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

H.R.7879 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to expand and improve the provision of telehealth services to veterans; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs 

H.R.7885 — To amend the CARES Act to clarify authorized uses of provider relief funds, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce 

H.R.7892 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the duration of presumptive eligibility periods under the Medicaid program to allow presumptively eligible individuals to have more time to file applications for enrollment under State plans under such program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce 

S.4375 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program related to the COVID-19 public health emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]; Committees: Senate – Finance 

S.4388 — A bill to address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

S.4390 — A bill to establish a grant program to support schools of medicine and schools of osteopathic medicine in underserved areas; Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

S.4393 — A bill to improve the provision of health care and other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs



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