POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Contd.


H.R.3271 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and implement a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals and systems in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.1666 — A bill to clarify the authority for regulating laboratory-developed testing procedures; Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1675 — A bill to improve maternal health; Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1679 — A bill to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance for increasing workforce diversity in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, audiology, and speech- language pathology, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1685 — A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings; Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]; Committees: Senate – Budget

S.1689 — A bill to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion and attainment of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.3297 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3312 — To provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion and attainment of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3320 — To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance for increasing workforce diversity in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3322 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits; Sponsor: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.1692 — A bill to provide better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related to dementias and their caregivers, while accelerating progress toward prevention strategies, disease modifying treatments, and, ultimately, a cure; Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1693 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the use of the Strategic National Stockpile to enhance domestic medical supply chain elasticity and establish and maintain domestic reserves of critical medical supplies, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1697 — A bill to address maternity care storages and promote optimal maternity outcomes by expanding educational opportunities for midwives, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1698 — A bill to allow for hemp-derived cannabidiol and hemp-derived cannabidiol containing substances in dietary supplements and food; Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1702 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and implement a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals and systems in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1704 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the exemption for telehealth services from certain high deductible health plan rules; Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1716 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Medicaid demonstration program to develop and advance innovative payment models for freestanding birth center services for women with a low-risk pregnancy; Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.414 — Directing the Attending Physician to take timely action to provide updated mask wearing guidance applicable to the Hall of the House of Representatives and committee meeting spaces for Members and staff who are vaccinated against Covid-19, consistent with the public guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 13, 2021; Sponsor: Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-23]; Committees: House - House Administration

H.R.3337 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Medicaid demonstration program to develop and advance innovative payment models for freestanding birth center services for women with a low-risk pregnancy, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3345 — To amend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and title XIX of the Social Security Act to promote extended coverage of pregnant and postpartum women under the Medicaid program; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D- IL-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3348 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow payments under the Medicare program for certain items and services furnished by off-campus outpatient departments of a provider to be determined under the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3352 — To address maternity care shortages and promote optimal maternity outcomes by expanding educational opportunities for midwives, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3353 — To amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to modernize verification of contact lens prescriptions, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3354 — To provide better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers while accelerating progress toward prevention strategies, disease modifying treatments, and, ultimately, a cure; Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.1723 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a stewardship fee on the production and importation of opioid pain relievers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1726 — A bill to amend chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (popularly referred to as the Buy American Act) and certain other laws with respect to certain waivers under those laws, to provide greater transparency regarding exceptions to domestic sourcing requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]; Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.1727 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a higher Federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for behavioral health services (including those related to mental health and substance use), and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1731 — A bill to provide certain coverage of audiologist services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1737 — A bill to establish a global zoonotic disease task force, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.1738 — A bill to provide additional funding for school-based health centers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1744 — A bill to improve national security at the National Institutes of Health, to address national security issues in the licensure of biological products, to address national security considerations in research at the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1773 — A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to establish internet website-based dashboards to allow the public to review information on spending for, and utilization of, prescription drugs and biologicals covered under the Medicare and Medicaid programs; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1779 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to eliminate copayments by the Department of Veterans Affairs for medicines relating to preventive health services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1784 — A bill to amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to modernize verification of contact lens prescriptions, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

H.Res.423 — Expressing the House of Representatives’ support for COVID-19 vaccinations and affirming their safety and efficacy; Sponsor: Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.424 — Expressing support for the designation of June 1, 2021, as “Batten Disease Awareness Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Mike [R-CA-25]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.425 — Supporting the designation of May as “National Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease and Conditions Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform



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