POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Contd.


S.1797 — A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to expand the funding authority for renovating, constructing, and expanding certain facilities; Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Indian Affairs

S.1798 — A bill to provide for strategies to increase access to telehealth under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1804 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve maternal health and promote safe motherhood; Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1810 — A bill to provide incentives to physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1811 — A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers by low-income local educational agencies; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1813 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to support research on, and expanded access to, investigational drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D- DE]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1821 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a consistent standard of health care to incarcerated individuals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1826 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require a State child health plan to include coverage of screening blood lead tests, to codify such requirement under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.434 — Supports the designation of “ALS Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.436 — Supporting State, local, and community initiatives to encourage parents, teachers, camp counselors, and childcare professionals to take measures to prevent sunburns in the minors they care for, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that State, local, and community entities should continue to support efforts to curb the incidences of skin cancer beginning with childhood skin protection; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

H.R.3470 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study State efforts to regulate certain uses of nitrous oxide, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3491 — To provide for the issuance of a Lyme Disease Research Semipostal Stamp; Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3496 — To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to expand the funding authority for renovating, constructing, and expanding certain facilities; Sponsor: Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]; Committees: House - Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3505 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable tax credit against income tax for certain healthcare professionals; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.3511 — To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require a State child health plan to include coverage of screening blood lead tests, to codify such requirement under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3512 — To amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate certain health care charges for members of the Selected Reserve eligible for TRICARE Reserve Select, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]; Committees: House - Armed Service

H.R.3514 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a consistent standard of health care to incarcerated individuals, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.3517 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement; Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3518 — To direct the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce

H.R.3537 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to support research on, and expanded access to, investigational drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3541 — To provide incentives to physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.3550 — To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide for 3 primary care visits and 3 behavioral health care visits without application of any cost-sharing requirement; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means

H.R.3554 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform requirements with respect to direct and indirect remuneration under Medicare part D, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.1833 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1841 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1844 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to move Medicare cost-sharing benefits from Medicaid to Medicare, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1863 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve access to health care for veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.253 — A resolution supporting the designation of May 2021 as “National Cancer Research Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.Res.254 — A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”; Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1873 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of multi-cancer early detection screening tests; Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1875 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a deadline of 180 days for the filing of claims for payment for emergency treatment furnished to veterans, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1889 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an exception to the penalty on early distributions from qualified plans for individuals diagnosed with certain terminal illnesses; Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1893 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to support rural residency training funding that is equitable for all States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1898 — A bill to ensure medications are affordable; Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1902 — A bill to empower communities to establish a continuum of care for individuals experiencing mental or behavioral health crisis, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1909 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform requirements with respect to direct and indirect remuneration under Medicare part D, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1915 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to allow a veteran to receive a full year supply of contraceptive pills, transdermal patches, vaginal rings, and other hormonal contraceptive products; Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1916 — A bill to prohibit the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring certain emergencies or disasters for the purposes of imposing gun control; Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]; Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.1937 — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to furnish doula services to veterans; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.1943 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement; Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]; Committees: Senate – Finance



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