POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.6426 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program under which loans shall be made to certain health care organizations to assist such organizations with anticipated revenue loss or higher operating costs as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6429 — To establish in the Legislative Branch a National Commission on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in the United States; Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.6432 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a task force to conduct a study on physician shortages, including barriers to physicians trained abroad practicing in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6436 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the direct payment requirement on the exclusion from gross income of distributions from governmental plans for health and long-term care insurance; Sponsor: Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.6437 — To ensure that all communities have access to urgently needed COVID-19 testing, treatment, public health information, and relief benefits regardless of immigration status or limited English proficiency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means

H.R.6440 — To establish the National Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6442 — To provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families; Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]; Committees: House - Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Judiciary

H.R.6450 — To prevent price gouging during emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6451 — To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit debt from medically necessary procedures related to COVID-19 from being included on credit reports, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]; Committees: House - Financial Services

H.R.6455 — To establish the National Commission Regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.916 — Recognizing the heroism of our Nation’s health care workers and first responders, including doctors, nurses, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, medical staff, pharmacists, law enforcement personnel, and military personnel, during the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6462 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for certain individuals during national emergencies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.6468 — To provide for an enhanced Coronavirus relief fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.6470 — 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: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Financial Services

H.R.6472 — To prohibit price gouging in connection with the public health emergency resulting from COVID-19, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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