POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Reauthorizing Vital Health Programs for American Families;” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; June 25

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee mark up of S. 1199, Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019; S. 1173, Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2019; and S. 1895, Lower Health Care Costs Act; 10:30 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; June 26

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security hearing titled “U.S. Biodefense, Preparedness, and Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance for National Security;” 2:00 p.m., 2247 Rayburn Bldg.; June 26

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health hearing “Beyond the Million Veterans Program: Barriers to Precision Medicine;” 2:00 p.m., 210 Capitol Bldg.; June 26

Senate Judiciary Committee executive session to consider S. 1227, Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2019; S. 440, PACED Act; S. 1224, Stop STALLING Act; S. 1416 Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019; 10:00 a.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.; June 27


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.3296 — To require group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for over-the-counter contraceptives; Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, Ways and Means

H.R.3327 — To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require that direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription drugs and biological products include the list price of such drugs and products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19]: Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means.

H.R.3310 —To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study on how to improve training and support for local emergency response providers in areas with high concentrations of covered chemical facilities in how to respond to a terrorist attack on a chemical facility; Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]; Committees: House – Homeland Security, Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3302 —To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy of geographic adjustment factors under the Medicare program and to permanently extend certain adjustments to such factors for certain localities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1]; Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means.

H.R.3332 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.3335 — To provide a set-aside of funds for the territories under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act, to make the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands eligible for the grants, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3336 — To provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals with an arrest or conviction record to enter and follow a career pathway in the health professions through occupations that pay well and are expected to experience a labor shortage or be in high demand, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3337 — To require applications for a health profession opportunity grant under section 2008 of the Social Security Act to contain evidence of in-demand jobs or worker shortages; Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3338 — To remove barriers to health professions by providing resources to access foundational educational training, such as English as a foreign language and adult basic education, and to require the provision of child care, in demonstration projects funded under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3339 — To provide for the use of peer support, peer mentoring, and career coaching in demonstration projects conducted under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3340 — To provide a set-aside of funds for Indian populations under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3341 — To make opioid treatment programs eligible for grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3342 — To make hospitals eligible for health professions opportunity grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3343 — To provide for technical assistance under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3344 — To provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals to enter and follow a career pathway in the field of pregnancy or childbirth, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act; Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI- 4]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3345 — To require preference to be given to applicants for health profession opportunity grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act who have certain kinds of business and community partners; Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3346 — To guarantee that grants are made under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act to grantees in each State that is not a territory, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3347 — To require geographical diversity in the provision of health profession opportunity grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act, and to require the support services provided through the use of the grants to include a transportation assistance plan; Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means



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