POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1192 — Expressing support for the goals of November National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and for the early detection of lung cancer; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8599 — To amend the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission Act, with respect to preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the border region, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

H.R.8604 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain an internet clearinghouse of information on suppliers of personal protective equipment needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or any other pathogen triggering a public health emergency declaration, including information on the quality and availability of such equipment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8605 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants to certain entities to conduct research on, or to establish, wastewater surveillance and other early warning systems, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8615 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of peripheral artery disease screening tests furnished to at-risk beneficiaries under the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the imposition of cost-sharing requirements, 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 coverage for such screening tests furnished to at-risk enrollees of group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage without the imposition of cost sharing requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8623 — To amend the CARES Act to clarify the inclusion of certain COVID-19 vaccines covered under the Medicare program without any cost sharing; Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8624 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the extension of pass-through status under the Medicare program for certain drugs and devices impacted by COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

S.4800 — A bill to provide Coronavirus relief; Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]; Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.4811 — A bill to establish procedures related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in correctional facilities; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R.8639 — To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States and political subdivisions of States to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.8640 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Public Health Oversight Panel to advise the agencies of the Public Health Service regarding the scientific basis for their actions, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8642 — To amend title XVIII to provide coverage and payment for certain tests and assistive telehealth consultations during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.8644 — To ensure the availability of critical medications in the event of public health emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.4819 — A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4824 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity of the suicide prevention lifeline and mental health crisis centers; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4825 — A bill to provide clarification with respect to the effective date of Medicare coverage of COVID-19 vaccines without any cost-sharing; Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4840 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of certain audio-only diagnoses in the determination of risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]; Committees: Senate - Finance

S.4846 — A bill to establish requirements for skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to manage the outbreak of COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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