POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Contd.


H.R.8515 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for the furnishing of audio-only telehealth services; Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.4633 —A bill to improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries with major depressive disorder or other mental health conditions; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4635 — A bill to amend the Social Security Act to establish an optional State-administered program to provide fully integrated, comprehensive, coordinated care for full-benefit dual eligible individuals under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.4638 — A bill to allow women greater access to safe and effective oral contraceptive drugs intended for routine use; Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4641 — A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]; Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

H.R.8523 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to require a State receiving a block grant for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders to describe the State’s efforts to encourage and promote work and employment to improve mental health and well-being; Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8524 — Protect Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2022 – To establish the Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-Being within the Department of Health and Human Services, to generate a whole-of-government approach to protecting and affirming sexual and reproductive rights, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bush, Cori [D- MO-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8530 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to reduce Federal financial participation for certain States that require political subdivisions to contribute towards the non-Federal share of Medicaid; Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Chris [R-NY- 27]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8540 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the designation of institutions of higher education as Centers of Excellence in Cannabis Research, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.8542 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and political subdivisions thereof to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

H.R.8546 — To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require out-of-network coverage for qualified individuals participating in approved clinical trials, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

S.4659 — A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D- WA]; Committees: Senate – Appropriations

S.4661 — A bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]; Committees: Senate – Appropriations

S.4677 — A bill to increase language access to mental health services at certain health centers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.8552 — To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish grant programs to improve the health and positive youth development impacts of youth sports participation, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32]; Committees: House - Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8565 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permanently extend the Medicare-dependent hospital and low-volume hospital programs under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.8576 — Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act – To require a study on the effects of travel nurse agencies on the health industry during the COVID-19 pandemic; Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8580 — To amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to provide for a 12-month extension of the Medicare long-term care hospital waiver of the site-neutral IPPS payment rate; Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.8581 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure stability in payments to home health agencies under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.8585 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a national project to prevent and cure Parkinson’s, to be known as the National Parkinson’s Project, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY- 20]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8586 — To allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny approval of a new drug application for an opioid analgesic drug on the basis of such drug not being clinically superior to other commercially available drugs; Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.8588 — To address the high costs of health care services, prescription drugs, and health insurance coverage in the United States, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Oversight and Reform; Rules; Budget; Armed Services; House Administration



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