POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1153 — Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent; Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]; Committees: House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8399 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for prescription drugs; Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.8412 —To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish goals for the timely delivery of medical and appointments, to make publicly available certain information regarding wait times under the community care program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8417 —To facilitate direct primary care arrangements; Sponsor: Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.8419 —To prevent surprise medical bills with respect to COVID-19 testing; Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.8433 —To address the public health risks posed by wildlife markets, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services

H.R.8436 —To prohibit discrimination in health care and require the provision of equitable health care, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8441 — To establish certain protections and benefits for front line workers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8442 —To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for activities to increase the awareness and knowledge of health care providers and women with respect to ovarian and cervical cancer, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4740 —A bill to support public health infrastructure; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4742 —A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to promote access to life-saving therapies for Medicaid enrollees by ensuring coverage of routine patient costs for items and services furnished in connection with participation in qualifying clinical trials, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4745 —A bill to prevent surprise medical bills with respect to COVID-19 testing; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4749 —A bill to address the public health risks posed by wildlife markets, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.4753 —A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to furnish doula services to veterans; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.Res.1160 — Expressing support for the designation of September 2020 as “Pain Awareness Month” and recognizing the disproportionate impact of migraine disease and headache disorders on women; Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8444 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Medicine under which the National Academy agrees to conduct a one-year study assessing the effectiveness of current vital statistics reporting and data sharing between State, local, and Federal agencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8449 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to collect and analyze data regarding suicides and attempted suicides by veterans on the property of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8450 — To treat certain face coverings and disinfectants as medical expenses for purposes of certain Federal tax benefits; Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.8467 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for coverage of certain drugs used in the treatment or management of a rare disease or condition, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

S.Res.727 — A resolution designating September 2020 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.Res.737 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 30, 2020, as “National Veterans Suicide Prevention Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res.738 — A resolution recognizing suicide as a serious public health problem and expressing support for the designation of September as “National Suicide Prevention Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.4760 — A bill to establish a program to develop antimicrobial innovations targeting the most challenging pathogens and most threatening infections; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4761 — A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide for 3 primary care visits and 3 behavioral health care visits without application of any cost-sharing requirement; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4767 — A bill to establish programs to support research and development with respect to personal protective equipment for health care workers; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4769 — A bill to improve the public health response to addressing maternal mortality and morbidity during the COVID-19 public health emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4775 — A bill to provide continued emergency assistance, educational support, and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic; Sponsor: Sen. McConnell, Mitch [RKY]; Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.8473 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate health accounts into Medisave Accounts, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8476 — To provide for strategies to increase access to telehealth under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8479 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for stockpiles to ensure that all Americans have access to generic drugs at risk of shortage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8484 — To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory cases of death, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.8496 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise payment amounts for results of COVID-19 PCR diagnostic panels, to require laboratories to furnish the results such panels within 28 days as a condition of participation under such title, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

S.Res.742 — A resolution designating September 2020 as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.4778 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.4781 — A bill to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an occupational safety and health standard to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses; Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4794 — A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program of the Federal Communications Commission for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Appropriations



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