POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Contd.


H.R.3894 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue and disseminate guidance to States to clarify strategies to address social determinants of health under the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3904 — To increase the annual funding for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Fund, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Offices of Minority Health within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to enable the United States and State departments of public health to better combat disparities that have emerged during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.272 — A resolution expressing support for health and wellness coaches; Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions S.2076 — A bill to establish a program to develop antimicrobial innovations targeting the most challenging pathogens and most threatening infections; Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2082 — A bill to mitigate drug shortages and provide incentives for maintaining, expanding, and relocating the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, medical diagnostic devices, pharmaceuticals, and personal protective equipment in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.481 — Expressing support for health and wellness coaches; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.Res.482 — Supporting National Men’s Health Week; Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.R.3927 — To mitigate drug shortages and provide incentives for maintaining, expanding, and relocating the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, medical diagnostic devices, pharmaceuticals, and personal protective equipment in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R- GA-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.3932 — To establish a program to develop antimicrobial innovations targeting the most challenging pathogens and most threatening infections; Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services; Judiciary; Homeland Security

H.R.3947 — To prohibit the inclusion of mandatory predispute arbitration clauses and clauses limiting class action lawsuits in health insurance contracts; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.3956 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the continued implementation of the Climate and Health program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.Res.278 — A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of United Spinal Association, a leading national advocacy organization that is dedicated to promoting the independence and enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders, including veterans, and providing support and information to their loved ones, care providers, and personal support networks; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.2094 — A bill to provide for a new building period with respect to the cap on full-time equivalent residents for purposes of payment for graduate medical education costs under the Medicare program for certain hospitals that have established a shortage specialty program; Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2097 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the permissible first-dollar coverage of telehealth services for purposes of health savings accounts; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2099 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals who are not enrolled in a high deductible health plan to have access to health savings accounts, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R- NE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2100 — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of cosmetics; Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2101 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for contributions to the Alzheimer’s Research and Caregiving Trust Fund, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2102 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Under Secretary for Heath of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide mammography screening for veterans who served in locations associated with toxic exposure; Sponsor: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

S.2105 — A bill to enhance mental health and psychological support within United States foreign assistance programs; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.2110 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a virtual health pilot program to facilitate utilization of remote patient monitoring technology to maintain or expand access to health care services for individuals in rural areas, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2111 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the waiver of certain telehealth requirements to permit reimbursement for audio-only telehealth services under the Medicare program during emergency declarations; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2112 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to provide for Medicare and Medicaid mental and behavioral health treatment through telehealth; Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2113 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand permissible distributions from an employee’s health flexible spending account or health reimbursement arrangement to their health savings account; Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2114 — A bill to expand the definition of qualified persons for purposes of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to include health professional students; Sponsor: Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.484 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should not waive intellectual property rights relating to COVID-19 vaccines or treatments; Sponsor: Rep. Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [R-IA-2]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.3961 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project under the Medicaid program for political subdivisions of States to provide medical assistance for the expansion population under such program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3967 — To improve health care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services

H.R.3969 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to include activities to address social determinants of health in the calculation of medical loss ratios; Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3978 — To make it unlawful to send a demand letter in bad faith for a patent relating to COVID-19 related products, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3984 — To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide a civil action against a foreign state for deliberate concealment or distortion of information with respect to an international public health emergency, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2]; Committees: House – Judiciary

H.R.3988 — To enhance mental health and psychosocial support within United States foreign assistance programs; Sponsor: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]; Committees: House - Foreign Affairs

H.R.3990 — To ban the use of intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetics; Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3994 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authorization period for emergency treatment in non- Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities under the Veterans Community Care Program; Sponsor: Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.4008 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a virtual health pilot program to facilitate utilization of remote patient monitoring technology to maintain or expand access to health care services for individuals in rural areas, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.4012 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permanently include certain HCPCS codes as telehealth services under such title, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Rosendale Sr., Matthew M. [R-MT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.4014 — To provide for a new building period with respect to the cap on full-time equivalent residents for purposes of payment for graduate medical education costs under the Medicare program for certain hospitals that have established a shortage specialty program; Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce



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