POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


H.R.2139 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the negotiation of lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries and the establishment and application of a formulary by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under Medicare part D, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2140 — To prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in basic science research; Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology; Armed Services; Budget

H.R.2144 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for expanded coverage of services furnished by genetic counselors under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY- 26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2148 — To significantly lower prescription drug prices for patients in the United States by ending government- granted monopolies for manufacturers who charge drug prices that are higher than the median prices at which the drugs are available in other countries; Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.2149 — To provide that certain rules and guidance related to waivers for State innovation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall have no force or effect; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2153 — To invest in basic scientific research and support technology innovation for the economic and national security of the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]; Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology; Judiciary; Small Business

H.R.2161 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program on children and the media within the National Institute of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents; Sponsor: Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2163 — To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan to provide an exceptions process for any medication step therapy protocol, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.2166 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of certain audio-only diagnoses in the determination of risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage plans and PACE programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2168 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the scope of practitioners eligible for payment for telehealth services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2170 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve access to adult vaccines under Medicaid; Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2178 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes in minority communities; Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.2179 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate cost-sharing with respect to coverage of insulin as a covered part D drug and associated medical supplies and to provide mail order access to insulin and such supplies under the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency period; Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.2181 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.942 — A bill to provide that the rule entitled “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance” shall have no force or effect; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.951 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible organizations to provide service dogs to veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.952 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to toxins, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.957 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.958 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the allowable use criteria for new access points grants for community health centers; Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.961 — A bill to prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in basic science research; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.962 — A bill to prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Committees: Senate – Appropriations

S.Res.137 — A resolution supporting the goals of World Tuberculosis Day to raise awareness about tuberculosis; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.Res.144 — A resolution recognizing the week of March 21 through March 27, 2021, as “National Poison Prevention Week” and encouraging communities across the United States to raise awareness of the dangers of poisoning and promote poison prevention; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.971 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program on children and the media within the National Institute of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.982 — A bill to extend the life of the Minuteman III and redirect savings from the development of the new ground- based strategic deterrent program toward the development of a universal coronavirus vaccine, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.983 — A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.997 — A bill to establish the Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy and strategic national manufacturing policy for the United States, to provide manufacturing and industrial perspective and advice to the President, to provide for a comprehensive survey and cross administration management of efforts to ensure global leadership in manufacturing critical to the long-term economic health and national security of the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.999 — A bill to amend the title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rural health care by ensuring fairness in Medicare hospital payments; Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1001 — A bill to establish a commission to review certain regulatory obstacles to preparedness for, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other pandemics, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.1002 — A bill to prohibit false or misleading advertising for health insurance coverage, require warnings and reporting with respect to noncomprehensive health plans, encourage enrollment in health plans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1006 — A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances; Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1010 — A bill to provide funding for programs and activities under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act; Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1018 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for acquiring equipment and supplies capable of performing same-day clinical laboratory testing in a point-of-care setting, and to assist laboratories in meeting the cost of acquiring high-throughput equipment, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1024 — A bill to enhance our Nation’s nurse and physician workforce during the COVID-19 crisis by recapturing unused immigrant visas; Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1040 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include veterans of World War II; Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.1042 — A bill to prevent maternal mortality and serve maternal morbidity among Black pregnant and postpartum individuals and other underserved populations, to provide training in respectful maternity care, to reduce and prevent bias, racism, and discrimination in maternity care settings, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1044 — A bill to establish the National Manufacturing Advisory Council within the Department of Commerce, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1046 — A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the residential substance use disorder treatment program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1063 — A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]; Latest Action: Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.



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