POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.1215 — To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses; Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

S.466 — A bill to provide that certain guidance related to waivers for State innovation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall have no force or effect; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.467 — A bill to amend section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development and implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to collaborate with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, urban Indian organization, and Native Hawaiian health care system in the State; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.470 — 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 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.474 — A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to publicly justify unnecessary price increases; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.475 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent catastrophic out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs for seniors and individuals with disabilities; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.476 — A bill to amend title XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.1224 — To promote and protect from discrimination living organ donors; Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY- 10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Reform, House Administration, Education and Labor, Financial Services

H.R.1226 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home; Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1227 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify liability protections regarding emergency use of automated external defibrillators; Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1241 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders; Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.1243 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals and systems in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1264 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission with access to certain drug payment information, including certain rebate information; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1265 — 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.1271 — To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school; Sponsor: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1277 — To establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan; Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1290 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain emergency medical devices from the excise tax on medical devices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]; Committees: House - Ways and Means



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