POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups


House Committee on Education and Labor markup of H.R. 1230, Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, and H.R. 397, Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act; 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Bldg.; June 11

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property hearing to examine the state of patent eligibility in America; 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.; June 11 House Ways and Means Committee hearing “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage;” 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; June 12

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; June 12

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization “Implementation of Electronic Health Record Systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD);” 10:15 a.m., 210 Capitol Bldg.; June 12

House Committee on Small Business hearing “The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice;” 11:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn Bldg.; June 12

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights hearing “Your Doctor/ Pharmacist/Insurer Will See You Now: Competitive Implications of Vertical Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry;”; 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg.; June 12

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to examine the complex web of prescription drug prices, focusing on examining agency efforts to further competition and increase affordability; 9:15 a.m., 562 Dirksen Bldg.; June 19


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.3029 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide transitional coverage and retroactive Medicare part D coverage for certain low-income beneficiaries; Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.3030 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and title XI of the Social Security Act to extend appropriations and transfers to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund and to extend certain health insurance fees for such transfers; Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.3031 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend funding for quality measure endorsement, input, and selection under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]; Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.3034 — To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of a military department to retain a reserve officer in a medical specialty beyond the date that such individual turns 68 years old, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.3036 — To improve the provision of health care to women veterans by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Sponsor: Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs H.Res.412 — 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

H.R.3044 — To establish the Medical Device Sterilization Challenge, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology

H.Res.419 — Acknowledging the contributions of America’s addiction professionals and their commitment to delivering evidence-based practice to individuals with substance use disorders through recognized standards of education, training, and competencies; Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.3054 — To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to modify the reductions in Medicaid DSH allotments; Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce S.Res.227 — A resolution expressing support for health and wellness coaches; Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1697 — A bill to amend the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to provide for immediate eligibility for former foster youth under Medicaid; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.1698 — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act and the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth; Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]; Committees: Senate – Finance

H.Res.422 — Expressing support for the designation of the first Tuesday in June as “National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]; Committees: House - Oversight and Reform

H.Con.Res.46 — Expressing support for the designation of June 21 as National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to promote children’s health and safe storage of guns in the home; Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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