POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 1840 (DOWN SYNDROME), to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand and intensify programs of the National Institutes of Health with respect to translational research and related activities concerning Down Syndrome, and for other purposes; BROWN of Ohio; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Nov. 10.

S. 1841 (DOWN SYNDROME), to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand and intensify programs of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to translational research and related activities concerning Down syndrome, and for other purposes; BROWN of Ohio; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Nov. 10.

S. 1849 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to require a five-year strategic plan for the Office of Rural Health of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs for improving access to, and quality of, health care services for veterans in rural areas; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Nov. 10.

S. 1854 (PUBLIC HEALTH), to enhance medical surge capacity; BURR; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 10.

S. 1855 (PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize various programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act; BURR; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Nov. 10.

H.R. 3399 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; ROSKAM; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, Nov. 10.

H.R. 3414 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to provide for greater transparency and honesty in the federal budget process; HUIZENGA of Michigan; jointly, to the committees on the Budget, Rules and Oversight and Government Reform, Nov. 14.

H.R. 3418 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and reduce the occurrence of sudden unexpected infant death and to enhance public health activities related to stillbirth; PALLONE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Nov. 14.

S. 1862 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and reduce the occurrence of sudden, unexpected infant death and to enhance public health activities related to stillbirth; LAUTENBERG; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Nov. 15.

S. 1865 (ACCESS), to improve patient access to medical innovation; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Nov. 15.

S. 1878 (DENTAL CARE), to assist low-income individuals in obtaining recommended dental care; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 16.

S. 1880 (REFORM), to repeal the health care law’s job-killing health insurance tax; BARRASSO; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 16.

S. 1882 (DRUGS), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that valid generic drugs may enter the market; BINGAMAN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Nov. 16.

H.R. 3442 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to payment for partial hospitalization services under Medicare; EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Nov. 16.

H. RES. 469 (REFORM), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the PPACA is unconstitutional; ROE of Tennessee; jointly, to the committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, Nov. 16.

S. 1900 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to urban Medicare-dependent hospitals; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Finance, Nov. 17.

H.R. 3458 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the eligibility of professionals practicing in rural health clinics for electronic health records and quality improvement incentives under Medicare; SCHOCK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Nov. 17.



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