POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 2103 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; LEE; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Feb. 13.

S. 2106 (DEFIBRILLATORS), to establish a grant program for automated external defibrillators in elementary schools and secondary schools; BROWN of Ohio; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 14.

H.R. 4023 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the use of teleconsultation, teleretinal imaging, telemedicine, and telehealth coordination services for the provision of health care to veterans, and for other purposes; HOCHUL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Feb. 14.

H.R. 4031 (NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH), to provide that claims presented to an Indian Health Service contracting officer pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act on or before Oct. 31, 2005, involving claims that accrued after Oct. 1, 1995 and on or before Sept. 30, 1999, shall be deemed timely presented; YOUNG of Alaska; to the Committee on Natural Resources, Feb. 14.

H.J. Res. 102 (FEDERAL BUDGET), resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution; CHABOT; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Feb. 14.

S. 2113 (FDA), to empower the Food and Drug Administration to ensure a clear and effective pathway that will encourage innovative products to benefit patients and improve public health; HAGAN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 15.

H.R. 4042 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to designate certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as health professional shortage areas, and for other purposes; BRALEY of Iowa; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 15.

S. 2118 (INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD), to remove unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats from seniors’ personal health decisions by repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board; CORNYN; read the first time, Feb. 16.

S. 2119 (CHILDHOOD OBESITY), to establish a pilot program to address overweight/obesity among children from birth to age 5 in child care settings and to encourage parental engagement; UDALL of Colorado; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Feb. 16.

H.R. 4053 (FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE), to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending; TOWNS; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Feb. 16.

H.R. 4056 (DRUGS/MEDICAL DEVICES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent a state or political subdivision thereof from conducting or requiring duplicative inspections of establishments in which a drug or device is manufactured, processed, packed, or held by a manufacturer or wholesale distributor of the drug or device; BILBRAY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Feb. 16.

H.R. 4065 (MEDICARE), bill to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide parity to Puerto Rico hospitals with respect to inpatient hospital payments under Medicare; PIERLUISI; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Feb. 16.

H.R. 4066 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties under Medicare and Medicaid relating to the meaningful use of electronic health records; PRICE of Georgia; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Feb. 16.



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