POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation - contd


H.R.482 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs under part A of title XI of such Act relating to genetic diseases, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.489 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the application of the 15-mile secondary road distance requirement with respect to previously designated critical access hospitals under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

S.37 — A bill to address the public health risks posed by wildlife markets, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.41 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.54 — A bill to address health workforce shortages and disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic through additional funding for the National Health Service Corps and the Nurse Corps, and to establish a National Health Service Corps Emergency Service demonstration project; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.56 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.57 — A bill to increase the ability of nursing facilities to access to telehealth services and obtain technologies to allow virtual visits during the public health emergency relating to an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.65 — Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America’s certified registered nurse anesthetists and their critical role in providing quality health care for the public, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.497 — To prohibit the use of funds to seek membership in the World Health Organization or to provide assessed or voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization; Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.R.502 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.523 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to Federally qualified health centers for purposes of conducting mental and behavioral health screenings, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.525 — To provide for an emergency increase in Federal funding to State Medicaid programs for expenditures on home and community-based services; Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.526 — To provide for special enrollment periods during public health emergencies; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [DTX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.533 — To prevent surprise medical bills with respect to COVID-19 testing; Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.550 — To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to immunization system data modernization and expansion, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.584 — To ensure that veterans receive timely and effective emergency treatment during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.586 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy; Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.588 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.593 — To establish the Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Network, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.596 — To increase the ability of nursing facilities to access telehealth services and obtain technologies to allow virtual visits during the public health emergency relating to an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Appropriations; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Budget

H.R.597 — To require any COVID-19 drug developed in whole or in part with Federal support to be affordable and accessible by prohibiting monopolies and price gouging, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [DIL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Science, Space, and Technology; Armed Services

H.R.598 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality of care in skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program and nursing facilities under the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.599 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the guaranteed issue of Medigap policies to all Medigap-eligible Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage enrollees, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.617 — To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from charging veterans copayments for preventive services relating to COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.623 — To require certain civil penalties to be transferred to a fund through which amounts are made available for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Financial Services

S.81 — A bill to protect the privacy of health information during a national health emergency; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.89 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory causes of death, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.97 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental services under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.104 — A bill to authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.128 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of direct primary care service arrangements as medical care, to provide that such arrangements do not disqualify deductible health savings account contributions, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.135 — A bill to establish the Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Network, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.141 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for prescription drugs; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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