POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.242 — Affirming the importance of the Orphan Drug Act, celebrating the over 750 new orphan therapies approved since its creation, and recognizing the need to continue supporting research and development for rare diseases; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1812 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish Vet Center readjustment counseling and related mental health services to certain individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.1816 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that children’s cosmetics containing talc include an appropriate warning unless the cosmetics are demonstrated to be asbestos-free, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1823 — To provide opioid receptor antagonists, including naloxone, to first responders for personal use, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]; Committees: House - Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.1824 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a mesothelioma patient registry, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1834 — To direct the Secretary of Commerce to issue regulations prohibiting the use of sunscreen containing oxybenzone or octinoxate in a National Marine Sanctuary in which coral is present, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19]; Committees: House - Natural Resources

H.R.1835 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure the consensual donation and respectful disposition of human bodies and human body parts donated or transferred for education, research, or the advancement of medical, dental, or mortuary science and not for use in human transplantation, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.251 — Expressing support for designation of September as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1839 — To amend title XIX to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, establish a State Medicaid option to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through health homes, prevent the misclassification of drugs for purposes of the Medicaid drug rebate program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1840 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes outpatient self-management training services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1841 — To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the designation of general surgery shortage areas, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1845 — To provide for the establishment of the Prescription Safety Alert System with respect to covered drug products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1846 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to address the increased burden that maintaining the health and hygiene of infants and toddlers places on families in need, the resultant adverse health effects on children and families, and the limited child care options available for infants and toddlers who lack sufficient diapers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means S.863 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.864 — A bill to provide for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.1868 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.1870 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand affordability of health insurance for working families; Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.1873 — To provide outreach and reporting on comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease care planning services furnished under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.1879 — To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1884 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve affordability of, undo sabotage with respect to, and increase access to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor

H.R.1887 — To establish a National Institute of Nutrition within the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.873 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.880 — A bill to provide outreach and reporting on comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease care planning services furnished under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.1897 — To improve Federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor

H.R.1901 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.1903 — To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to support individuals with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease; Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.1920 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a higher Federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for mental and behavioral health services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.1922 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain over-the-counter medical products as qualified medical expenses; Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.1939 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the health coverage tax credit; Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

S.895 — A bill to provide for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals; Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.901 — A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to support individuals with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.902 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the non-applicability of non-Department of Veterans Affairs covenants not to compete to the appointment of physicians in the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.913 — A bill to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering health insurance coverage to disclose cost information to enrollees in such plans or coverage; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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