POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.7893 — To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Response Grant Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Steil, Bryan [R-WI-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7898 — To amend title XXX of the Public Health Services Act to provide for a technical correction to provide the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Service certain authorities with respect to investigations of information blocking, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.7902 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire psychiatrists; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.7912 — To provide for a demonstration program and pilot project to expand choice for inpatient psychiatric services under Medicaid and Medicare; Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.7921 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to community-based nonprofit organizations to operate navigator programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

S.4396 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to support schools of nursing in program enhancement and infrastructure modernization, increasing the number of nursing faculty and students, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4397 — A bill to provide for research and education with respect to uterine fibroids, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4400 — A bill to regulate the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of biometric information, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R.7942 — To provide the option to extend COBRA continuation coverage through the last day of the 1-year period succeeding the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.7945 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to support schools of nursing in program enhancement and infrastructure modernization, increasing the number of nursing faculty and students, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4410 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for racial and ethnic approaches to community health; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4415 — A bill to provide health care and benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances while serving as members of the Armed Forces at Karshi Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.4416 — A bill to provide funding for the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use to award grants for the purpose of supporting virtual peer behavioral health support services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4421 — A bill to provide temporary licensing reciprocity for telehealth and interstate health care treatment; Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4423 A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to temporarily modify certain Medicare requirements for hospice care during the COVID public health emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4427 — A bill to provide for transparency in emergency use authorization of vaccine products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4439 — A bill to require any COVID-19 drug developed in whole or in part with Federal support to be affordable and accessible by prohibiting monopolies and price gouging, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4440 — A bill to authorize the Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4441 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage State Medicaid programs to provide community-based mobile crisis intervention services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4448 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to give States the option to extend the Medicaid drug rebate program to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4456 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to permit health information technology systems to use the Postal Service tool to standardize formatting in electronic health records when entering patient information to improve match rates among patient records; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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