POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.640 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.179 — Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States; Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1499 — To prohibit brand name drug manufacturers from compensating generic drug manufacturers to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable product manufacturers to delay entry of biosimilar and interchangeable products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

H.R.1503 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding the list under section 505(j)(7) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1506 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that valid generic drugs may enter the market; Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

H.R.1510 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Patient and State Stability Fund; Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1518 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion of Medicare coverage for hearing aids and examinations therefor, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1520 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the publication of a list of licensed biological products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1527 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the placement of veterans in non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1528 — To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the comprehensive opioid abuse grant program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.1530 — 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: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1533 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.Res.94 — A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Department of Justice should protect individuals with pre-existing medical conditions by defending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; 124 Stat. 119) in Texas v. United States, No. 4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.), in which the plaintiffs seek to invalidate protections for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions; Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.657 — A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to establish requirements with respect to prescription drug benefits; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.658 — A bill to provide for an accelerated approval pathway for certain drugs that are authorized to be lawfully marketed in other countries; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.659 — A bill to provide for certain additional requirements with respect to patent disclosures; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.660 — A bill to address abuse of the Food and Drug Administration’s citizen petition process by brand drug manufacturers; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.180 — Supporting the designation of March 2019 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.Res.181 — Expressing support for designation of May 30 as “National Bartter Syndrome Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.1551 — To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives; Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1554 — To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in a medical or dental internship or residency program; Sponsor: Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]; Committees: House - Education and Labor



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