POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont. 2


H.R.6259 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to provide veteran health savings accounts to allow veterans to receive primary care furnished under non-Department direct primary care service arrangements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.6260 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Rules

H.R.6261 — To provide for coverage of testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing for Indians receiving health services through the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce

H.R.6263 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive cost sharing under the Medicare program for certain visits relating to testing for COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.3451 — A bill to improve the health and safety of Americans living with food allergies and related disorders, including potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3457 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify congressional intent and preserve patient access to home infusion therapy under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3466 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate cost sharing for biosimilar biological products furnished under part B of the Medicare program during the first 5 years such products are marketed; Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.3468 — A bill to require the manufacturers of certain essential medical devices to notify the Food and Drug Administration when such manufacturers become aware of a circumstance that could lead to a shortage of such devices, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3475 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect employees in the health care sectors and other employees at elevated risk from exposure to SARS-CoV-2, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3478 — A bill to require a report to assess, evaluate, and address the dependence of the United States on critical drugs and devices sourced or manufactured outside of the United States; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3486 — A bill to improve State, local, and tribal public health security; Sponsor: Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3489 — A bill to support children and students in responding to safety and health risks presented by qualifying emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3498 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reimburse States for the cost of operating drive-through sites for COVID-19 testing; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3499 — A bill to amend coverage requirements to ensure that no person incurs cost-sharing when receiving a test to confirm a COVID-19 infection; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3500 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to codify and permanently extend the Medicare hospital wage index imputed rural floor; Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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