POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.570 — Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4429 — To ensure that a fair percentage of Federal cancer research funds are dedicated to pediatric cancer research; Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4439 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases; Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4442 — To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit prenatal genetic testing and abortions on the basis of sexual orientation, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.4451 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.4452 — To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to permit leave to care for an adult child, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious health condition, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Education and Labor, Oversight and Reform, House Administration

H.R.4453 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.4455 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary payment increase under the Medicare program for certain biosimilar biological products to encourage the development and use of such products; Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.Res.584 — Expressing support for the designation of September 2019 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.Res.586 — Supporting the designation of September 2019 as “National Recovery Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.587 — Recognizing LGBTQ+ suicide as a public health problem and expressing support for the designation of September as “National Suicide Prevention Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.588 — Expressing support for the designation of “National Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4457 — To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for additional preventive care for individuals with chronic conditions without the imposition of cost sharing requirement, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, Ways and Means

H.R.4460 — To provide funding for programs and activities under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Education and Labor, Financial Services

H.R.4468 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to nursing facility requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

S.Res.327 — A resolution designating September 23, 2019, as “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day” to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res.329 — A resolution designating September 2019 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.2538 — A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for unique health identifiers; Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.592 — Recognizing the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox and the importance of vaccination in the United States and worldwide; Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.4484 — To require short-term limited duration insurance issuers to renew or continue in force such insurance coverage at the option of the enrollees, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor

S.Res.341 — A resolution designating September 2019 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.2543 — An original bill to amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to improve transparency related to pharmaceutical prices and transactions, to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, and to ensure accountability to taxpayers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2546 — A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan to provide an exceptions process for any medication step therapy protocol, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.601 — Supporting the designation of October 5, 2019, as National Ostomy Awareness Day; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform



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