POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.1577 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain contracts between health insurance plans or issuers and health care providers; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1581 — A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer’s credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.1584 — A bill to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for dubious marketing and distribution of opioid products and for their role in creating and exacerbating the opioid epidemic in the United States; Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.399 — Supporting the goals and ideals of International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day; Sponsor: Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2891 — To provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans; Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2895 — To provide incentives to physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.2898 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate a week as “Buddy Check Week” for the purpose of outreach and education concerning peer wellness checks for veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2902 — To support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2907 — To require the Secretary of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Armed Services H.R.2915 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require physicians and physician’s offices to be treated as covered device users required to report on certain adverse events involving medical devices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2917 — To hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for dubious marketing and distribution of opioid products and for their role in creating and exacerbating the opioid epidemic in the United States; Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor

H.R.2922 — To address the opioid epidemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Ways and Means, Budget, Education and Labor

H.R.2931 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for certain individuals discharged from service in the Armed Forces by reason of sexual orientation or gender identity, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.2935 — To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances; Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary

S.1594 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war; Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1600 — A bill to support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1607 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide protections for patients scheduling non-emergency procedures at in-network hospitals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1608 — A bill to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans; Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1617 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the listing of patents in the Orange Book; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1618 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity to improve health outcomes and increase access to specialized care; Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1619 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of, and combat misinformation about, vaccines in order to increase vaccination rates; Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1622 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances; Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

H.R.2951 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.2958 — To increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers by low-income local educational agencies; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.2967 — To provide greater support for grandfamilies and older caretaker relatives; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services

H.R.2975 — To protect a woman’s ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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