POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont. 2


S.586 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services; Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.588 — A bill to require State agencies to use Federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Finance

H.Res.161 —Expressing support for the designation of the last day of February each year, as “Rare Disease Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.166 — Expressing support for designation of March 3, 2019, as National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day; Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.Res.167 — Recognizing the rise of cardiovascular disease as the world’s leading cause of preventable death and disability and as the global public health crisis of our generation and supporting the recognition of February 2019 as “American Heart Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce

H.R.1418 — To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers; Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.1419 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option; Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1425 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market; Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1447 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to equalize the Federal medical assistance percentage applicable to certain individuals in the expansion population of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1478 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe insulin by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.90 — A resolution designating February 28, 2019, as “Rare Disease Day”; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.594 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.595 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.596 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for direct payment to physician assistants under the Medicare program for certain services furnished by such physician assistants; Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.606 — A bill to improve oversight and evaluation of the mental health and suicide prevention media outreach campaigns of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.618 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.629 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the processes and requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs for scheduling appointments for health care and conducting consultations under the laws administered by the Secretary, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.637 — A bill to prohibit price gouging in the sale of drugs; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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