POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 2375 (APPROPRIATIONS), making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013, and for other purposes; KOHL; from the Committee on Appropriations; placed on the calendar, April 26.

S. 2376 (AIR AMBULANCES), to recognize and clarify the authority of the states to regulate air ambulance medical standards pursuant to their authority over the regulation of health care services within their borders, and for other purposes; SNOWE; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, April 26.

S. 2389 (INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE), to deem the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health Service contracting officer as timely; BEGICH; to the Committee on Indian Affairs, April 26.
S. 2474 (MINORITY HEALTH), to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes; AKAKA; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, April 26.

H.R. 4818 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure health care coverage value and transparency for dental benefits under group health plans; GOSAR; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, April 26.

H.R. 4825 (FEDERAL BUDGET), to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order to prohibit the extension of the statutory debt limit unless a concurrent resolution on the budget has been agreed to and is in effect, Federal spending is cut and capped, and a balanced budget amendment to the constitution has been sent to the States for ratification, and for other purposes; SULLIVAN; jointly, to the committees on Rules and the Budget, April 26.

H.R. 4869 (MILITARY/VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of defense and the secretary of veterans affairs to jointly conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members of the armed forces and veterans; BOSWELL; jointly, to the committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs, April 26.

H.R. 4971 (HEALTH CARE COVERAGE), to amend Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that the coverage offered under multistate qualified health plans offered in exchanges is consistent with the federal abortion funding ban; AKIN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 27.

H.R. 4972 (DRUG LABELING), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of drugs intended for human use to contain a parenthetical statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing ingredient; RYAN of Ohio; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 27.

H.R. 4978 (MILITARY HEALTH), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of drugs intended for human use to contain a parenthetical statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing ingredient; BACA; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 27.

H.R. 5194 (MEDICARE/PUBLIC HEALTH), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health care providers under Medicare, to amend Title III of the Public Health Service Act to extend discounts under the 340B program, and for other purposes; MCMORRIS RODGERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, April 27.

H.R. 5284 (MEDICARE), to amend Section 1862 of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to workers’ compensation settlement agreements and Medicare set-asides under such agreements; REICHERT; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, April 27.

H. RES. 640 (MENTAL HEALTH), expressing support for designation of May 2012 as Mental Health Month; NAPOLITANO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 27.

H. RES. 642 (PARKINSON’S DISEASE), expressing support for designating April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month; PEARCE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 27.



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