LEGISLATION ALERT: THE LATEST HEALTH CARE RELATED LEGISLATION

Senate:

  • S. 1423, Pat Toomey, to clarify the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers
  • S. 1429, Bill Nelson, to establish a bipartisan commission on insurance reform
  • S. 1431, Herb Kohl, to amend section 242 of the National Housing Act to extend the sunset provisions for the exemption for critical access hospitals under the FHA programs of mortgage insurance for hospitals
  • S. 1434, Thomas Carper-Roy Blunt, to protect information relating to consumers, to require notice of security breaches, and for other purposes
  • S. 1440, Lamar Alexander, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity
  • S. 1454, Richard Durbin, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for extended months of Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions
  • S. 1467, Roy Blunt, to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services
  • S. 1468, Jeanne Shaheen, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under part B of the Medicare program
  • S. 1479, Robert Casey-Pat Toomey, to preserve Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities
  • S. 1481, Robert Casey, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program of grants to newly accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools for the purpose of increasing the supply of physicians
  • S. 1486, Pat Roberts, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify and expand on criteria applicable to patient admission to and care furnished in long-term care hospitals participating in the Medicare program, and for other purposes
  • S. 1489, Robert Casey, to prohibit the discrimination and retaliation against individuals and health care entities that refuse to recommend, refer for, provide coverage for, pay for, provide, perform, assist, or participate in abortions
  • S. 1490, Robert Casey, to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize additional funding for the pregnancy assistance fund
  • S. 1497, Amy Klobuchar, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend for 3 years reasonable cost contracts under Medicare
  • S. 1500, Lisa Murkowski, to give Americans access to affordable child-only health insurance coverage
  • S. 1504, Daniel Akaka, to restore Medicaid eligibility for citizens of the Freely Associated States
  • S. 1505, Jon Tester, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of particular specialists, determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be directly related to the health needs stemming from environmental health hazards that have led to its declaration as a Public Health Emergency, to be eligible under the National Health Service Corps in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes

House:

  • H.R. 2671, John Carter, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of an undiagnosed diseases network, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 2672, Jim Gerlach, to clarify the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers
  • H.R. 2674, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, to amend section 340B of the Public Health Service Act to improve the provision of discounts on drug purchases for certain safety net providers
  • H.R. 2676, David Schweikert (with Trent Franks and Reid Ribble as cosponsors), to lower health premiums and increase choice for small businesses
  • H.R. 2694, John Culberson, to firewall the Medicare Trusts Funds by restoring to those Trust Funds funds transferred by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • H.R. 2695, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 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
  • H.R. 2696, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 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  
  • H.R. 2700, Christopher Smith, to establish a health and education grant program related to autism spectrum disorders, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 2723, Frederica Wilson, to amend title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Social Security and SSI programs from budget cuts under such Act
  • H.R. 2724, Frederica Wilson, to amend title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Medicaid program from budget cuts under such Act
  • H.R. 2725, Frederica Wilson, to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Medicare program from budget cuts under such Act
  • H.R. 2727, Frederica Wilson, to amend title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and education programs from budget cuts under such Act
  • H.R. 2729, Karen Bass, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center
  • H.R. 2736, Dan Burton, to permit an individual to be treated by a health care practitioner with any method of medical treatment such individual requests, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 2741, Diana DeGette, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the occurrence of diabetes in Medicare beneficiaries by extending coverage under Medicare for medical nutrition therapy services to such beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes
  • H.R. 2746, Brian Higgins, to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for intravenously administered anticancer medications
  • H.R. 2747, Brian Higgins, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a cancer center construction loan program
  • H.R. 2769, Anna Eshoo, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity
  • H.R. 2770, Erik Paulsen-Ron Kind, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend for 3 years reasonable cost contracts under Medicare
  • H.R. 2783, Paul Tonko, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare Program
  • H.R. 2785, Edolphus Towns, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide improved access to physical medicine and rehabilitation services under part B of the Medicare Program, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 2787, Ed Whitfield, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under part B of the Medicare program
  • H.R. 2791, Michael Burgess, to make clear that an agency outside of the Department of Health and Human Services may not designate, appoint, or employ special consultants, fellows, or other employees under subsection (f) or (g) of section 207 of the Public Health Service Act
  • H. Con. Res. 72, John Conyers, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that any legislative language approved by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction should not reduce benefits for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid recipients

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