POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H. RES. 615 (REFORM), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that members who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, federal government-run health insurance option are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option; FLEMING; to the Committee on House Administration, April 16.

S. 2295 (DRUGS), to permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so; LEAHY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, April 18.

S. 2297 (DRUGS), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to make any substance containing hydrocodone a Schedule II drug; MANCHIN; to the Committee on the Judiciary, April 18.

H.R. 4378 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under Medicare; CROWLEY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, April 18.

H.R. 4384 (DRUGS), to permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so; VAN HOLLEN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 18.

S. 2304 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow chiropractors to provide items and services through private contracts under Medicare; MIKULSKI; to the Committee on Finance, April 19.

S. 2321 (TOURETTE SYNDROME), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification, and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to Tourette syndrome; MENENDEZ; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, April 19.

S. 2323 (APPROPRIATIONS), making appropriations for Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013, and for other purposes; MIKULSKI; from the Committee on Appropriations; placed on the calendar, April 19.

H.R. 4404 (INSPECTORS GENERAL), to create a centralized website on reports issued by the Inspectors General, and for other purposes; CRAWFORD; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, April 19.

H.R. 4470 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title 5, United States Code, to require individual and group health insurance coverage and group health plans and federal employees health benefit plans to provide coverage for routine HIV screening; WATERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform, April 19.



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