POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.1103 — Expressing support for designation of July as National Sarcoma Awareness Month; Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]; Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform

H.Res.1106 — Supporting the designation of October 6, 2018, as National Ostomy Awareness Day; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.6980 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses following a mastectomy; Sponsor: Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.6984 — To add suicide prevention resources to school identification cards; Sponsor: Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]; Committees: House - Education and the Workforce

H.R.6986 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to nursing facility requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.6993 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical services to veterans and dependents who were stationed at military installations at which the veterans and dependents were exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid or other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain veterans who were stationed at military installations at which the veterans were exposed to such substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.6994 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical services to veterans, members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces, and dependents who were stationed at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan, and were exposed to volatile organic compounds, to provide for a presumption of service connection for those veterans and members of the reserve components, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.7001 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a combined Medicare part B and D drug out-of-pocket costs limitation; Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.7003 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a health insurance Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program; Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.661 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2018 as “Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month” in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to sickle cell disease, complications from sickle cell disease, and conditions related to sickle cell disease; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.3528 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical services to veterans, members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces, and dependents who were stationed at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan, and were exposed to volatile organic compounds, to provide for a presumption of service connection for those veterans and members of the reserve components, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3529 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical services to veterans, members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces, and dependents who were stationed at military installations at which they were exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid or other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to provide for a presumption of service connection for those veterans and members of the reserve components, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3531 — A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under Medicare and Medicaid of services furnished by freestanding emergency centers; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.1114 - Expressing support for designation of the week of October 7, 2018, through October 13, 2018, as “Latex Allergy Awareness Week”; Sponsor: Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]; Committees: House – Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.7017 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a demonstration program to expand the availability of telemedicine services for veterans living in rural areas with certain mental health disorders, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

S.3541 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish limitations on cost-sharing for out-of-network services, to prohibit balance billing for such services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3545 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health payment reforms under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.Res.669 — A resolution supporting the designation of September 2018 as “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month”; Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.



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