The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate.

Senate

S. 3699, Thomas Carper, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include information on the coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity in the Medicare and You Handbook, to provide written notification to beneficiaries and providers regarding new Medicare coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity, and to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity, and for other purposes.

S. 3695, Joe Lieberman, to amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.

S. 3688, Amy Klobuchar, to provide effective criminal prosecutions for certain identity thefts, and for other purposes.

S. 3684, Mark Warner, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes.

House

H.R. 6692, Hansen Clarke, to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from sequestration.

H.R. 6688, Jim Jordan, to extend tax relief for all Americans, to replace the defense sequester scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013, with responsible reductions in direct and other spending, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6687, Jim Gerlach, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.

H.R. 6684, Eric Cantor, to provide for spending reduction.

H.R. 6679, Steve Israel, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to increase criminal penalties for the sale or trade of prescription drugs knowingly caused to be adulterated or misbranded, to modify requirements for maintaining records of the chain-of-custody of prescription drugs, to establish recall authority regarding drugs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6672, Mike Rogers, to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6666, Ron Kind, to provide a comprehensive approach to preventing and treating obesity.

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