POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.1707 (introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand): A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide for a standard medical expense deduction under the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

S.1723 (introduced by Sen. Bernard Sanders): A bill to appropriate amounts to the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve health care furnished by the Department, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

S.1729 (introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for independent accreditation for dialysis facilities and assurances of high quality surveys; Finance

S.1732 (introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology; Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.1738 (introduced by Sen. Mark Warner): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a home infusion therapy services temporary transitional payment under the Medicare program; Finance

S.1742 (introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States age 55 to 64 to buy into Medicare; Finance

S.1749 (introduced by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch): A bill to restore Americans’ individual liberty by striking the Federal mandate to purchase insurance; Finance

S.1750 (introduced by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch): A bill to protect American job creation by striking the Federal mandate on employers to offer health insurance; Finance

S.1754 (introduced by Sen. Susan M. Collins): A bill to reauthorize section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to continue to encourage the expansion, maintenance, and establishment of approved graduate medical residency programs at qualified teaching health centers, and for other purposes; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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