POLICY BRIEFINGS


ACA Marketplace Enrollment Open Through May 15


Monday marked the first day of the special enrollment period opened by President Joe Biden to sign up for health insurance coverage at HealthCare.gov. The special enrollment period is aimed at expanding access to affordable health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The marketplace will remain open through May 15.


Hart Health Strategies COVID-19 Resources


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Upcoming Congressional Committee Activity


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing “Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems;” 11:00 a.m., Virtual; February 17

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies CDC Briefing on COVID-19; 11:00 a.m., Virtual; February 18

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs COVID-19 Response; 1:00 p.m., Virtual; February 19

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers; time TBD; Virtual; February 23

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing on Access to Fertility Services for Veterans; 9:30 a.m., Virtual; February 23


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.Res.107 — Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.868 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to institutions of higher education to develop programs and materials to educate students who have a substance use disorder on treatment options for such disorder, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.869 — To authorize appropriations to offset costs resulting from reductions in research productivity in connection with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture; Armed Services; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.871 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a temporary increase in FMAP for medical assistance under State Medicaid plans which begin to expend amounts for newly eligible mandatory individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.876 — To direct the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information to Department of Veterans Affairs medical center staff and homelessness service providers regarding the Coordinated Entry program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.881 — To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.884 — To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a national aviation preparedness plan for communicable disease outbreaks, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.887 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance medical device communications and ensure device cleanliness; Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.892 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of pre-existing condition exclusions and to guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.898 — To require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage without any cost sharing for certain items and services furnished during any portion of such emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.900 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program of death and hospitalization benefits for essential workers who die as a result of COVID-19 or related complications, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.905 — To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the health care professionals, first responders, scientists, researchers, all essential workers, and individuals who provided care and services during the coronavirus pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1]; Committees: House - Financial Services

H.R.908 — To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.909 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to establish a program to award grants to eligible entities to address maternal mental health conditions and substance use disorders with respect to pregnant and postpartum individuals, with a focus on racial and ethnic minority groups, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.910 — To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.912 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.914 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.918 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for vaccines and treatment for COVID-19 for uninsured individuals without the imposition of cost sharing requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.925 — To amend the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) to authorize funding for maternal mortality review committees to promote representative community engagement, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources



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