POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.840 — Expressing support for the designation of the last day of February each year as “Rare Disease Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5800 — To end surprise medical billing and increase transparency in health coverage; Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform

H.R.5806 — To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a loan repayment program for the HIV clinical and dental workforce, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5807 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the availability and accuracy of provider directory information made available by group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individuals health insurance coverage; Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.5808 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of rural emergency medical access services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5809 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers to include certain information on any health insurance membership card issued by such plan or issuer; Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.5816 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and title XI of the Social Security Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide for certain coverage in the case of a change in a provider’s network status, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.5817 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require health plans to provide to participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees an advanced explanation of benefits with respect to items and services scheduled to be received from providers and facilities and to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require health care providers and health care facilities to provide good faith estimates of the expected charges for furnishing such items and services; Sponsor: Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.5821 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish hospice program survey and enforcement procedures under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5825 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting by certain investors with respect to certain specified medical care providers; Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.5826 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title XI of the Social Security Act to prevent certain cases of out-of-network surprise medical bills, strengthen health care consumer protections, and improve health care information transparency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Transportation

H.R.5833 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for the treatment of chronic pain; Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.3261 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings accounts for certain home care expenses; Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S. 3271 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.5855 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.853 — Recognizing the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing mortality and morbidity among all women, and honoring mothers; Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5858 — To require the Secretary of Defense to seek to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study and report on the incidence of cancer diagnosis and mortality among pilots in the uniformed services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.5867 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish or update certain clinical practice guidelines of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5882 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option under the Medicaid program to pay for covered outpatient drugs through risk-sharing value-based agreements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.3277 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to strengthen the infrastructure of, access to, and reporting of Medicaid home and community-based services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.859 — Supporting the goals and ideals of the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife”, as designated by the World Health Organization; Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5889 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to set forth a method of determining maximum out-of-pocket limits and annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility; Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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