POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Meetings


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing “Vaccines Save Lives: What is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; March 5

House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; March 6

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing “The Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices, Part I: Patients Struggling with Risking Costs;” 9:30 a.m., 138 Dirksen Bldg.; March 6

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing “Electronic Health Record Modernization and Information Technology Oversight;” 10:00 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn Bldg.; March 6

Senate Finance Committee hearing “Not Forgotten: Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes;” 10:15 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; March 6

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing “The Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices, Part II: Untangling the Web and Paths Forward;” 10:00 a.m., 138 Dirksen Bldg.; March 7

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing “Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices;” 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; March 7

House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing “Trump Administration’s Response to the Drug Crisis;” 10:00 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; March 7

House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing “Addressing the Public Health Emergency of Gun Violence;” 10:30 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.; March 7

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law hearing “Diagnosing the Problem: Exploring the Effects of Consolidation and Anticompetitive Conduct in Health Care Markets;” 2:00 p.m., 2141 Rayburn Bldg.; March 7

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies hearing to examine the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other emerging health threats; 10:00 a.m., 124 Dirksen Bldg.; March 14


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.1309 — To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]; Committees: House - Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1323 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the floor on the area wage index under the inpatient prospective payment system to certain sole community hospitals and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide eligibility for certain sole community hospitals to discounted drug prices under the 340B drug pricing program; Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.Res.146 — Recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2019 as “PCOS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1329 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for medical assistance under Medicaid for inmates during the 30-day period preceding release from a public institution; Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1332 — To address the high costs of health care services, prescription drugs, and health insurance coverage in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Education and Labor, Rules, Budget, Armed Services, House Administration

H.R.1344 — To prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

H.R.1345 — To amend titles XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and CHIP benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges; Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1346 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for individuals who are ages 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare, to provide for health insurance market stabilization, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means



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