POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 3461 (NATIONAL PEDIATRIC RESEARCH NETWORK), to amend Title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions; BROWN of Ohio; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, July 31.

S. 3463 (MEDICARE),
to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries; FRANKEN; to the Committee on Finance, July 31.

S. J. RES. 48 (TAXATION),
disapproving the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service relating to the health insurance premium tax credit; JOHNSON of Wisconsin; to the Committee on Finance, July 31.

 H.R. 6232 (MEDICARE), to establish a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health; PAULSEN; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 31.

H.R. 6234 (REFORM),
to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for savings to the federal government by permitting pass-through funding for state authorized public entity health benefits pools; HALL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 31.

 H. RES. 749 (HIV/AIDS), expressing support for the XIX International AIDS Conference and the sense of the House of Representatives that continued commitment by the United States to HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs is crucial to protecting global health; HASTINGS of Florida; jointly, to the committees on Foreign Affairs and Energy and Commerce, July 31.

 H.R. 6256 (MEDICAID), to ensure prompt access to Supplemental Security Income, Social Security disability, and Medicaid benefits for persons released from certain public institutions; CARSON of Indiana; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Aug. 1.

H.R. 6258 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance to uninsured newborns under Medicaid; DEGETTE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 1.

H.R. 6266 (MILITARY HEALTH CARE COSTS), to amend Title 10, United States Code, to limit increases in certain costs of health care services under the health care programs of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes; RUNYAN; to the Committee on Armed Services, Aug. 1.

 H. RES. 753 (PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS), recognizing that the occurrence of prostate cancer in African American men has reached epidemic proportions and urging federal agencies to address that health crisis by supporting education, awareness outreach, and research specifically focused on how prostate cancer affects African American men; MEEKS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 1.

S. 3482 (FEDERAL BUDGET),
to cut, cap, and balance the federal budget; LEE; to the Committee on the Budget, Aug. 2.

S. 3496 (MEDICARE),
to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump; COCHRAN; to the Committee on Finance, Aug. 2.

S. 3506 (CLINICAL TESTING),
to eliminate requirements to undertake duplicative clinical testing of new pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, biological products, or medical devices, when such duplication is inconsistent with relevant ethical norms; SANDERS; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6272 (CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRY DATA BANK), to amend Title IV of the Public Health Service Act to expand the clinical trial registry data bank, and for other purposes; MARKEY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6283 (HIGH RISK POOLS), to enable states to establish reinsurance programs or high risk pools to ensure that high risk individuals are able to access health insurance; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6288 (FDA FAST TRACK APPROVAL), to amend Chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit provisional approval of fast track products; BILBRAY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6299 (HEALTH INSURANCE),
to repeal the federally subsidized loan program for nonprofit health insurance, to provide for association health plans, and for other purposes; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6300 (LONG-TERM CARE), to provide adequate technical assistance and other support to states for long-term care partnership programs, and for other purposes; BOUSTANY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6309 (DIABETES),
to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Type I diabetes and Indians under that act; DEGETTE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6312 (SYNTHETIC DRUGS),
to amend the Controlled Substances Act to place certain synthetic drugs in Schedule I; EMERSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6320 (REFORM), to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act so as to eliminate the authority of the secretary of health and human services to limit the ability of medical providers to conduct lawful business, and for other purposes; GINGREY of Georgia; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6326 (MEDICARE),
to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump; HARPER; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6327 (PRE-EXISTING CONDITION INSURANCE PROGRAM),
to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve eligibility requirements for uninsured individuals with a pre-existing condition for coverage under the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Program (PCIP); HASTINGS of Florida; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6332 (MEDICAID),
to establish a grant program to provide states with funds to detect fraud, waste, and abuse in the state Medicaid programs under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and to recover improper payments resulting from such fraud, waste, and abuse; ISRAEL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6334 (REFORM), to provide that the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not be construed as a tax; LABRADOR; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6335 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA), to amend the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by state law; LEE of California; jointly, to the committees on the Judiciary and Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6352 (MEDICARE),
to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes; SCHOCK; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, Aug. 2.

H.R. 6353 (TAXATION), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for patent box profit from the use of United States patents; SCHWARTZ; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Aug. 2.



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