POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.5674 — To establish a permanent community care program for veterans, to establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, to improve construction of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs, Rules

H.R.5675 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plan sponsors under the Medicare program to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries; Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.5676 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the suspension of payments by Medicare prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans pending investigations of credible allegations of fraud by pharmacies; Sponsor: Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.5678 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of rural emergency medical center services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.5683 — To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report biennially on actions taken to address areas of concern that led to the inclusion of veterans health care in the High Risk List of the Government Accountability Office, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5684 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand eligibility for medication therapy management programs established under part D of the Medicare program to include certain individuals who are at risk for prescription drug abuse; Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.5685 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the Medicare & You handbook; Sponsor: Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.5686 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plans under Medicare part D to include information on the adverse effects of opioid overutilization and of coverage of nonpharmacological therapies and nonopioid medications or devices used to treat pain; Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.5687 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require improved packaging and disposal methods with respect to certain drugs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5693 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the placement of veterans in non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently; Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5695 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to annually notify health care providers regarding permitted disclosures under Federal health care privacy law during emergencies, including overdoses, of certain health information to families, caregivers, and health care providers; Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2791 — A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide grants for institutions of higher education to prevent substance abuse, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2796 — A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use the authority of the Secretary to conduct and support research on the efficacy and safety of medicinal cannabis, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]; Committees: Senate - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5699 — To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop guidance on pain management and the prevention of opioid use disorder for hospitals receiving payment under part A of the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

H.R.5702 — To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy implementing recommendations relating to the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5711 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to allow National Health Service Corps members to provide obligated service as behavioral and mental health professionals at schools, other community-based setting, or patient homes, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5712 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to compel manufacturers to correct inaccurate classification data reported to the Medicaid rebate program, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2802 — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the opportunity for responsible health savings to all American families; Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.883 — Expressing support for the designation of May 2018 as “Mental Health Month”; Sponsor: Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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