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CA SCA 7 - Wolk (D)
Public Libraries
12/03/2012 - Introduced
Amends the constitution relative to public libraries. Relates to ad valorem tax rates. Creates a certain exception to a specified limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, city and county, or special district to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund public library facilities. Authorizes the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax imposed for the purpose of funding public libraries.
H 1005 - Graves T
Defund Obamacare Act
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Relates to the Defund Obamacare Act; deauthorizes appropriation of funds, and rescinds unobligated appropriations, to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 1007 - Grimm
School Asthma Management Plans
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends Part D of Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to schools for the development of asthma management plans and the purchase of asthma medications and devices for emergency use.
H 1015 - Pascrell
Medicare and Huntington's Disease
03/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Requires the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease.
H 1024 - McMorris Rodger
Medicare and Medication Therapy Management Programs
03/07/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Part D eligible individuals with single chronic diseases access to services under medication therapy management programs under the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
H 1030 - DeFazio
Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Requires the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and Medicare benefits under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act.
H 1037 - Tonko
Occupational Therapists and Health Service Corps
03/07/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.
H 105 - Garrett
Health Insurance
01/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance.
H 1070 - Dent
Medicare and Colorectal Cancer Screening
03/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
H 1074 - Olson
Clinical Care and Diabetes
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
H 1076 - Hall R
PPACA and Pass Through Funding
03/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for savings to the Federal Government by permitting pass-through funding for State authorized public entity health benefits pools.
H 1098 - Pascrell
Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act
06/25/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act; amends the Public Health Service Act; relates to state grants for projects regarding traumatic brain injury, and for protection and advocacy services.
H 1099 - Pitts
Prevention and Public Health Fund Repeal
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Repeals the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
H 1100 - Schakowsky
College Campus Mental Health Services
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on college campuses.
H 1102 - Welch
Medicare and Drug Price Negotiation
03/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered Part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
H 1125 - Schrader
Veterinary Student Loan Repayment Programs and Taxes
03/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.
H 1134 - Gallego
Veterans in Rural Areas Health Care Pilot Program
04/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program and pilot program designed to improve the delivery of health care to veterans residing in rural areas.
H 1136 - Johnson E
Hate Crime Statistics and Crimes Against Homeless
04/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Hate Crime Statistics Act to include crimes against the homeless.
H 1140 - Owens
Health Savings Accounts and Dependents Under Age of 27
03/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the medical expenses of dependents who have not attained age 27 to be paid from a heath savings account.
H 1146 - Whitfield
Medical Imaging Examinations
03/13/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act and Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make the provision of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly.
H 1148 - Reichert
Medicare and Radiologist Assistants
03/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for services of qualified radiologist assistants under the Medicare program.
H 1150 - Slaughter
Antimicrobials
03/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases.
H 116 - Holt
Use of Medical Checklists
01/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Encourages the use of medical checklists through research, and for other purposes.
H 1173 - Blumenauer
Medicare and Medicaid and Advance Care Planning
03/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of voluntary advance care planning consultation under Medicare and Medicaid.
H 1178 - Castor
Graduate Medical Education Partnerships
03/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for graduate medical education partnerships in States with a low physician-resident-to-general-population ratio.
H 1179 - Courtney
Medicare and Inpatient Hospital Requirement
03/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
H 1180 - Crowley
Social Security and Residency Positions
03/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions.
H 1200 - McDermott
Health Care
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Provides for health care for every American and to control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system.
H 1201 - Schock
Social Security and Additional Residency Positions
03/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions.
H 1205 - Walden
Health Insurance and Impact of Taxes
03/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require health insurance issuers and group health plans to disclose information regarding how certain taxes and fees impact the amount of premiums.
H 1220 - Burgess
CFC Epinephrine Inhalers
03/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to allow for the distribution, sale, and consumption in the United States of remaining inventories of over-the-counter CFC epinephrine inhalers.
H 1236 - Jones
Physical Evaluation Board and Behavioral Health
04/05/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require the inclusion of a behavioral health professional on any armed forces-related physical evaluation board that considers issues of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other mental health condition.
H 1239 - Cassidy
Social Security and Compassionate Treatment Programs
03/18/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count the negotiated price of drugs provided free or at nominal charge under compassionate treatment programs towards incurred out-of-pocket costs.
H 1248 - Paulsen
PPACA and Limitations on Certain Health Care Benefits
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits.
H 1250 - Graves S
Medicare Integrity Program and Recovery Auditors
03/19/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve operations of recovery auditors under the Medicare integrity program and increases transparency and accuracy in audits conducted by contractors.
H 1252 - Shimkus
National Health Service Corps and Physical Therapists
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
H 1257 - DeGette
Medicare and Diabetes
03/19/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the occurrence of diabetes in Medicare beneficiaries by extending coverage under Medicare for medical nutrition therapy services to such beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
H 1263 - Matsui D
Medicaid and Community Behavioral Health Services
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Increases access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and improves Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services.
H 1264 - Norton
DC and Medicaid Assistance Percentage
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of Columbia under the Medicaid Program to 75 percent.
H 1274 - Whitfield
Diabetes Self-Management Training
03/19/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as Part of telehealth services, under Part B of the Medicare program.
H 1281 - Roybal-Allard
Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization
06/24/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Creates the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014; Amends the Public Health Service Act; relates to improved newborn and child screening and followup for heritable disorders, evaluating the effectiveness of newborn and child screening and followup programs, a related advisory committee, a clearinghouse for newborn screening information, laboratory quality and surveillance, program funding, and related reporting to Congress.
H 1285 - Buchanan
Hydrocodone and Schedule II
04/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to make any substance containing hydrocodone a Schedule II drug.
H 1293 - King P
Taxes and Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund
03/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish and provide a checkoff for a Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund.
H 1305 - Wenstrup
Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program Eligibility
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.
H 1309 - Price T
Pathologists and Electronic Health Record Incentives
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties under Medicare and Medicaid relating to the meaningful use of electronic health records.
H 1310 - Price T
Medicare and Fee-for-Service Items and Services
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
H 132 - King S
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 1320 - Neal
Medicare and Colorectal Screening Tests
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare.
H 1325 - Burgess
Medicare and Kidney Transplant Recipients
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
H 1326 - Burgess
Hospital Charges and Transparency
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for increased price transparency of hospital information and to provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs.
H 1331 - Black
Medicare and Medicaid and Electronic Health Records
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends certain requirements and penalties implemented under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by the HITECH Act of 2009, which would otherwise impede eligible professionals from adopting electronic health records to improve patient care.
H 1339 - Engel
Palliative Care
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs; promotes education in palliative care and hospice; supports the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
H 1342 - Fleming
PPACA and Health Savings Accounts Repeal
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to health savings accounts.
H 1355 - Huelskamp
Federal Nutrition Program Replacement with Block Grants
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Replaces certain Federal nutrition programs with a block grant to the States.
H 1366 - Lynch
Drug Limit Approval
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to modify the approval of any drug containing controlled-release oxycodone hydrochloride to limit such approval to use for the relief of severe-only instead of moderate-to-severe pain.
H 1367 - Lynch
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code; ensures program integrity, transparency, and cost savings in the pricing and contracting of prescription drug benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
H 1371 - McCollum
Indian Health Service Funds
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Restores to the Indian Health Service funds sequestered under section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to the extent that the percentage reduction for that program exceeded 2 percent.
H 1379 - Pierluisi
Medicare and Puerto Rico and Electronic Health Records
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain hospitals in Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives for adoption and meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology under the Medicare program.
H 1390 - Smith C
Urban Medicare-Dependent Hospitals
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to Urban Medicare-dependent hospitals.
H 1404 - Salmon
Medicaid and Federal Assistance to State
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate the increased Federal medical assistance percentage under the State plan with respect to newly eligible mandatory individuals under Medicaid; provides States with greater flexibility under Medicaid.
H 1407 - Shimkus
Animal Drug User Fee Amendments
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Creates the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013; amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs.
H 1412 - Coffman
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities
09/30/2013 - Public Law No. 113-37
Creates the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act; extends the authority regarding funding to the U.S. Olympic Committee for financial assistance to disabled veterans training for the Paralympics and the authority for programs affecting homeless veterans; provides for the reauthorization of the use of the National Directory of New Hires for income verification purposes for certain veterans benefits.
H 1416 - Ellmers
Sequestration and Medicare Part B Drugs
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Terminates application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program.
H 1427 - Bucshon
Health Care Services and Deceptive Advertising
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING & TRADE.
Ensures that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and requires the identification of the license of health care professionals.
H 1428 - Burgess
Medicare and Kidney Transplant Immunosuppressive Drugs
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
H 1438 - Hastings A
Veterans and Medical Expense Reimbursement Exemptions
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to exempt reimbursements of certain medical expenses and other payments related to accident, theft, loss, or casualty loss from determinations of annual income with respect to pensions for veterans and surviving spouses and children of veterans.
H 1463 - Carson A
Armed Forces and Mental Health Assessments
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to improve the mental health assessments provided to members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation.
H 1464 - Carson A
Armed Forces and Mental Health Services
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, provides notice to members of the Armed Forces, beginning with recruit basic training and the initial training of officer candidates, regarding the availability of mental health services, helps eliminate perceived stigma associated with seeking and receiving mental health services, and clarifies the extent to which information regarding a member seeking and receiving mental health services may be disclosed.
H 1466 - Lee B
Social Work Reinvestment Commission
04/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Establishes the Social Work Reinvestment Commission to provide independent counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy issues associated with recruitment, retention, research, and reinvestment in the profession of social work.
H 1472 - Gingrey
Medicaid Management
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Restores the longstanding partnership between States and the Federal Government in managing the Medicaid program.
H 1473 - Gingrey
Malpractice and Federal Health Care Laws
04/30/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Prevents certain Federal health care laws from establishing health care provider standards of care in medical malpractice cases.
H 1484 - Huizenga
Medicare Internet Site and Medicare Payment Rates
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet site Medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians' services.
H 1487 - McDermott
Hospitals and Physician Incentive Payment Programs
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to establish an exception from the physician self-referral prohibition and a safe harbor from Federal antikickback and other sanctions for incentive payments made by hospitals to physicians under certain incentive payment programs.
H 1490 - Miller J
Veterans Affairs and Recording of Patients
06/27/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the recording of a patient in a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs without the informed consent of the patient.
H 1507 - Markey Ed
Alzheimer's Disease
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, leading to better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
H 1508 - Markey Ed
Alzheimer's Disease Research Semipostal Stamp
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the issuance of an Alzheimer's Disease Research Semipostal Stamp.
H 1517 - Walberg
Social Security and Medicare Surplus Protection
04/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Establishes a Social Security Surplus Protection Account and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account; provides for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States; and establishes a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses.
H 1523 - Rohrabacher
Controlled Substances Act and Marihuana
04/30/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana.
H 1531 - DeLauro
Health Plans and Breast Cancer Treatment Coverage
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.
H 1552 - Huizenga
Health Savings Account Minimum Distributions
04/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the transfer of required minimum distributions from a retirement plan to a health savings account.
H 1559 - Gabbard
Rural Health Care and Preventative Care
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide health care practitioners in rural areas with training in preventive health care, including both physical and mental care.
H 1578 - Pallone
PPACA and Preexisiting Condition Insurance Program
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends section 1101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide additional funds to permit additional individuals to enroll under the preexisting condition insurance program and expand eligibility, to be funded through a temporary increase in the cigarette tax.
H 1588 - Waxman
Medicare Prescription Drug Rebates
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
H 1591 - Carter
Undiagnosed Diseases Network
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of an undiagnosed diseases network.
H 1599 - Grijalva
Indian Organizations and Suicide Prevention
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development or implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to consult with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, and urban Indian organization in the State.
H 1608 - Owens
Patient Medication Information Regulations
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate regulations regarding the authorship, content, format, and dissemination of Patient Medication Information to ensure patients receive consistent and high-quality information about their prescription medications and are aware of the potential risks and benefits of prescription medications.
H 1615 - McKinley
Violent Acts and Gaps in Mental Health Services
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a study by the Institute of Medicine on gaps in mental health services and how these gaps can increase the risk of violent acts.
H 1619 - Burgess
Alzheimer's Research Bonds
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the issuance of United States bonds to fund Alzheimer's research.
H 162 - Bachmann
Medicaid Managed Care Independent Audits
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Section 1932 of the Social Security Act to require independent audits and actuarial services under Medicaid managed care programs.
H 1661 - Israel
Medicare and Cancer Patient Treatment Education
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.
H 1666 - Cleaver
Patient Centered Quality of Care Initiative
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research.
H 1698 - Green G
Medicaid Continuous Enrollment
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program.
H 170 - Green G
Occupational Injury Recording Regulation Revision
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to revise regulations concerning the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
H 1701 - Poe
ICD-10 and HIPAA Standards
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards.
H 1702 - Barber
Veterans Affairs and Transportation of Individuals
07/09/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care.
H 1703 - Boustany
Medicaid Long-Term Care Eligibility
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States to reduce the amount of home equity that is exempted for purposes of determining eligibility for long-term care assistance under Medicaid and to eliminate the State Medicaid maintenance of effort requirement established under Public Law 111-148 with respect to eligibility standards to obtain Medicaid assistance for long-term care services.
H 1709 - Lewis Jo
Nonviolence Education Grants
04/24/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to eligible entities to prevent or alleviate community violence by providing education, mentoring, and counseling services to children, adolescents, teachers, families, and community leaders on the principles and practice of nonviolence.
H 1713 - Murphy T
Social Security and Medicare Surplus Safeguarding
04/24/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Establishes a procedure to safeguard the surpluses of the Social Security and Medicare hospital insurance trust funds.
H 1714 - Peters S
Elderly Homeless Veterans and Housing Grant Program
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant pilot program to provide housing to elderly homeless veterans.
H 1717 - Price T
Durable Medical Equipment Market Pricing Program
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a market pricing program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) under Part B of the Medicare program.
H 172 - Green G
State Childrens Health Insurance Continuous Coverage
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XXI of the Social Security Act to require 12-month continuous coverage under the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
H 1725 - Cartwright
Veteran Health Care Eligibility and Mental Illness
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war.
H 173 - Green G
Medicaid and Continuous Coverage for Children
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require 12-month continuous coverage for children under Medicaid.
H 1735 - Cassidy
PPACA and Presidential Participation
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for participation in the Exchange of the President, Vice President, and Executive cabinet officials in same manner as Members of Congress and Congressional staff.
H 1740 - Forbes
Stem Cell Research
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Intensifies stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients.
H 1761 - Terry
Medicaid and Podiatric Physicians
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, and amends Title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare.
H 1767 - Waters
Consumer Credit Reports and Medical Debt
04/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Excludes from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled.
H 1780 - Camp
PPACA and Federal Employees
05/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, and Federal employees are those created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or offered through a health insurance exchange.
H 1787 - Reed T
Medicare Dependent Hospital Program
04/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and the increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program.
H 1790 - Bass K
Medicaid and Electronic Health Records
05/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center.
H 1801 - Higgins
Health Insurance and Oral Anticancer Drugs
05/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
H 1814 - Schock
Health Coverage Mandates Religious Exemption
03/11/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Amends Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
H 1821 - Capps
Medicare and Safe Nurse Staffing Levels
05/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers.
H 1827 - Courtney
Pediatric Subspecialty and Mental Health Workforce Act
05/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Pediatric Subspecialty and Mental Health Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2013; amends the Public Health Service Act to extend through fiscal year 2018 the authorization for certain health care workforce loan repayment programs.
H 183 - Grimm
Veterans Dog Training Therapy Pilot Program
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.
H 1838 - Stivers
Medicaid Primary Care Payment Rate
05/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicaid primary care payment rate to additional physician providers of primary care services.
H 1841 - Welch
PPACA and State Health Care Coverage Innovation Waivers
05/06/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for an earlier start for State health care coverage innovation waivers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 1845 - Brady K
Medicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare
01/10/2013 - Public Law No. 112-242
Provides for a study on issues relating to access to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for Medicare beneficiaries in all care settings and a demonstration project to examine the benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and services necessary to administer IVIG in the home for primary immune deficiency diseases.
H 1853 - Cassidy
Medicaid and Payment to States
05/07/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to reform payment to States under the Medicaid program.
H 1854 - Chu
Low Income Schools and School Counselors
05/07/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Increases the recruitment and retention of school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and other psychologists qualified to work in schools by low-income local educational agencies.
H 1875 - Ryan T
Social and Emotional Learning Programming
05/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Supports evidence-based social and emotional learning programming.
H 1902 - Fitzpatrick
Medicare and Post-Mastectomy Items
05/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for timely access to post-mastectomy items under Medicare.
H 1907 - Schakowsky
Direct Care Nurse to Patient Hospital Staffing Ratios
05/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals.
H 1908 - Salmon
PPACA and Premium Tax Credits
05/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Repeals certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to the premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies.
H 1912 - Coffman
PPACA Exchanges and President
05/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for participation in the Exchange of the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, political appointees, and Congressional staff.
H 1915 - Engel
Gestational Diabetes Grants
05/09/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes.
H 1919 - Latta
Pharmaceutical Distribution Supply Chain
06/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain.
H 1920 - Lewis Jo
Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
05/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a delay in the implementation schedule of the reductions in disproportionate share hospital payments.
H 1938 - Jones
Armed Forces Members and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
H 1958 - Cummings
Wholesalers and Prescription Drug Purchases
05/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prohibits wholesalers from purchasing prescription drugs from pharmacies, and enhances information and transparency regarding drug wholesalers engaged in interstate commerce.
H 1968 - Engel
Hospital Energy Cost Reduction Pilot Program
05/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot program to award grants and loan guarantees to hospitals to carry out projects for the purpose of reducing energy costs and increasing resilience to improve security.
H 1976 - Pingree
Medicaid and Access to Midwives
05/17/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide access to certified professional midwives for women enrolled in the Medicaid program.
H 1980 - Walz
Veterans Affairs and Medical Examinations
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from requesting additional medical examinations of veterans who have submitted sufficient medical evidence provided by non-Department medical professionals; improves the efficiency of processing certain claims for disability compensation by veterans.
H 1981 - Miller Ge
Child Abuse and Neglect in Residential Programs
05/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Requires certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs.
H 1982 - Reichert
Medicare and Workers Compensation
05/17/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Section 1862 of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to workers' compensation settlement agreements and Medicare set-asides under such agreements.
H 1984 - Lance
Breast Cancer and Reconstruction
05/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.
H 1990 - Price T
PPACA Enforcement Prohibition
05/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 1993 - Forbes
IRS and Employees for Enforcing Health Care
05/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from hiring new employees to enforce the Federal Government's invasion into the health care lives of American citizens.
H 2001 - Rangel
Veterans and Telemedicine
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine.
H 2003 - Ryan T
Drug Labeling and Grain or Starch Ingredients
05/17/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of drugs intended for human use to contain a parenthetical statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing ingredient.
H 2009 - Price T
PPACA Enforcement Prohibition
09/18/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 2010 - Barr
PPACA and Congress Members
05/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply to Delegates and Resident Commissioners to the Congress, and to employees of committees and leadership offices of Congress, the requirement of such Act that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff are plans created or offered through an Exchange established under such Act.
H 2019 - Harper
Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act
04/03/2014 - Public Law No. 113-94
Creates the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act; eliminates taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a long-term pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health.
H 2022 - Black
PPACA and IRS
05/17/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits the implementation or enforcement of any requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until certifications are made that taxpayer information is not and will not be used for targeting any individual or group that provides information to the Internal Revenue Service for political reasons or on the basis of political views.
H 2030 - Maloney C
Deceptive Advertising of Abortion Services
05/17/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING & TRADE.
Directs the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of abortion services.
H 2031 - Markey Ed
Clinical Trial Registry Data Bank
05/16/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title IV of the Public Health Service Act to expand the clinical trial registry data bank.
H 2033 - McDermott
Medical Neutrality Protection Act
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Creates the Medical Neutrality Protection Act; provides for medical neutrality and establishes accountability for violations of the principle of medical neutrality against any government-sanctioned actions and actions which are not authority by a government policy to include militarized attacks on health care facilities, health care service providers, or individuals in the course of receiving medical treatment, wanton destruction of medical supplies, facilities, records, or transportation.
H 2037 - Schrader
Psychiatric Physicians in Indian Health Programs
06/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Establishes a demonstration grant program to recruit, train, deploy, and professionally support psychiatric physicians in Indian health programs.
H 2053 - Brady K
Medicare Hospital Wages and Budget Neutrality
05/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in the calculation of the Medicare hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas.
H 2055 - Roe
Veterans Electronic Health Records Program
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Establishes a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully-integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2058 - Speier
Childhood Cancer Survivorship
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves and enhances research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship.
H 2060 - Van Hollen
Sequester and Budgetary Resource Restoration
05/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to restore for the remainder of fiscal year 2013 budgetary resources sequestered on March 1, 2013, for that fiscal year.
H 2063 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Affairs Health Care and World War II Veterans
05/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the health care provided to veterans of World War II at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2065 - McKinley
Homeless Veteran Services and Level of Care Codes
07/23/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require recipients of per diem payments from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the provision of services for homeless veterans to comply with codes relevant to operations and level of care provided.
H 207 - Schock
Health Care Sharing Ministries Health Savings Accounts
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts.
H 208 - Serrano
Nonprofit Anti-Hunger Group Grants
02/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, OVERSIGHT, AND NUTRITION.
Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide greater access to the supplemental nutrition assistance program by reducing duplicative and burdensome administrative requirements, and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to certain community-based nonprofit feeding and anti-hunger groups for the purpose of establishing and implementing a Beyond the Soup Kitchen Pilot Program for certain socially and economically disadvantaged populations.
H 2085 - Roskam
Medicare Payment Rates for New Tests
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates incentive for innovative diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare payment rates for new tests.
H 2087 - Black
PPACA and Patient Navigator Programs
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits Federal funds for the establishment or operation of patient navigator programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2090 - Griffith M
Fast Track Products
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit provisional approval of fast track products.
H 2094 - Roe
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act
11/13/2013 - Public Law No. 113-48
Creates the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements; provides for civil liability protection for trained personnel.
H 2101 - Deutch
Eating Disorders
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders.
H 211 - Serrano
Proof of Citizenship and Medicaid Eligible Mothers
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to waive the requirement for proof of citizenship during the first year of life for children born in the United States to a Medicaid-eligible mother.
H 2123 - Thompson G
Medicaid and Supplemental Need Trusts
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries.
H 2125 - Shuster
Obamacare Prevention
06/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Prevents implementation and enforcement of Obamacare.
H 2130 - Cartwright
Drug Abuse Treatment
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for treatment of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), and phencyclidine (PCP) abuse.
H 2150 - Cook
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 2153 - Doyle
Veterans Health Facilities and Infectious Diseases
06/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the reporting of cases of infectious diseases at facilities of the Veterans Health Administration.
H 2165 - Heck J
PPACA Repeal and Health Insurance Reforms
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide individual and group market reforms to protect health insurance consumers, to make such reforms and protections contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 217 - Black
Abortions and Family Planning Grants
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.
H 2181 - Latham
Nursing Facilities and Directors of Food Services
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to the qualification of the director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility.
H 2186 - Markey Ed
Drug Product Compounding
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the compounding of drug products.
H 2187 - Meehan
Veterans' Treatment Courts
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage services for veterans.
H 2189 - Miller J
Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Task Force
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs; relates to the improvement in the processing of claims through an evaluation of claims and claims appeals, supplemental reports to the strategic plan to eliminate the backlog, the expedition of the transfer of certain records, claims processor training, priority for processing claims of the Department, public availability of certain claims information, and medical disabilities exams.
H 2194 - Paulsen
Health Savings Accounts
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through expanded health savings accounts.
H 2211 - Miller Ga
Medical Debt Verification Timetable
05/24/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information.
H 2237 - Chu
Developing Innovative Partnerships and Opportunites
06/07/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act; strengthens student achievement and graduation rates and prepares young people for college, careers, and citizenship through innovative partnerships that meet the comprehensive needs of children and youth; promotes family engagement in education; relates to full service community schools; authorizes grants to local consortia to help ensure academic, physician, social, and emotional development.
H 2240 - Blumenauer
Marijuana Sales and Tax Deductions and Credits
06/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow deductions and credits relating to expenditures in connection with marijuana sales conducted in compliance with State law.
H 2285 - Matheson
Antimicrobial Resistance
06/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.
H 2286 - Roybal-Allard
Evidence Based Maternity Care
06/06/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Promotes optimal maternity outcomes by making evidence-based maternity care a national priority.
H 2301 - Reed T
Clinical Trial Registry Data Bank Reporting
06/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance the clinical trial registry data bank reporting requirements and enforcement measures.
H 2302 - Reed T
Medicare Hospice Programs
06/06/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs.
H 2305 - Roskam
Medicare and Medicaid Waste and Fraud
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 2315 - Gerlach
Orphan Drug Exception on Branded Pharmaceuticals
07/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Clarifies the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
H 232 - Harper
Implanted Infusion Pumps and Payments to Pharmacies
01/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump.
H 2329 - Smith Ad
Medicare Claim Submission Periods
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a maximum period of 2 years for submissions of Medicare part B claims originally submitted by hospitals as Medicare part A claims and of 60 days for certain such submissions for one-day stays.
H 2330 - Bilirakis G
Audiology Services for Medicare Benificiaries
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive audiology services to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 2344 - Sessions P
Treatment of Brain Injuries and PTSD in Armed Forces
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program for investigational treatment of members of the Armed Forces for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 235 - Kinzinger
Veterans with Emergency Medical Training
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.
H 2359 - Davis D
Julia Carson Responsibile Fatherhood Act
06/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, OVERSIGHT, AND NUTRITION.
Creates the Julian Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2013; amends the Social Security Act to include funding for grants to states to to conduct demonstration projects to promote economic opportunity for low-income parents, healthy marriage promotion and responsible fatherhood programs, the elimination of separate TANF work participation rate for two-parent families, the ban on recovery of Medicaid costs for births, improved collection and distribution of child support.
H 2363 - Honda
Health Information Technology Innovation
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Fosters further innovation and entrepreneurship in the health information technology sector.
H 2375 - Thompson G
Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Bidding Delay
06/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Delays for at least 6 months the implementation of round 1 recompete and round 2 of the Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program and of the national mail order program for diabetic testing supplies to permit Congress an opportunity to reform the competitive bidding program; provides for an evaluation of that program by an auction expert team.
H 2376 - Fitzpatrick
Medicare Payments for Retirement Communities
06/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Implements a demonstration project under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to examine the costs and benefits of providing payments for comprehensive coordinated health care services provided by purpose-built, continuing care retirement communities to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 241 - Ross D
Veterans Affairs and Standards of Access to Health Care
05/21/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish standards of access to care for veterans seeking health care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
H 2415 - Cassidy
Medicare Obesity Therapy and Treatment
06/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include information on the coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity in the Medicare and You Handbook and to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity.
H 244 - Schakowsky
Nonemergency Physician Services Availability
01/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Assures that the services of a nonemergency department physician are available to hospital patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all non-Federal hospitals with at least 100 licensed beds.
H 2443 - Messer
Educational Institutions Health Insurance Exemption
06/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate.
H 2453 - Rothfus
Medicare Beneficiary Choice
06/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Preserves Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding the Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities repealed by section 3204(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2465 - Kelly R
Effects of Gun Violence on Public Health
06/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.
H 2477 - Capps
Medicare Cancer Care Planning and Coordination
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program.
H 2480 - Conyers
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard to reduce injuries to patients, nurses, and all other health care workers by establishing a safe patient handling, mobility, and injury prevention standard.
H 2485 - Brownley
Homeless Veterans and Veterans with Special Needs
07/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend programs assisting homeless veterans and other veterans with special needs.
H 2500 - Nunes
Ambulatory Surgical Centers Payment Modernization
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program.
H 2504 - Walden
Medicare Home Health Services
06/26/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
H 2524 - Paulsen
Medicare Incentives for Maintaining Better Health
06/26/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.
H 2527 - Titus
Veterans Treatment for Sexual Trauma
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training.
H 2540 - Cartwright
Veterans Affairs Psychiatrists
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire psychiatrists.
H 2545 - McDermott
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Advisory Panel
06/27/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an expert advisory panel regarding relative value scale process used under the Medicare physician fee schedule.
H 2575 - Young T
Affordable Care Act Full Time Employment Threshold
04/08/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.
H 2577 - Messer
Affordable Care Act Definition of Large Employer
06/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of applicable large employer for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2578 - Braley
Medicare Hold Harmless Provision for Small Hospitals
07/05/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend for one year the hold harmless provision for small rural hospitals and sole community hospitals under the Medicare prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services.
H 2590 - Gibson
Integrated Veterans Electronic Health Records
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to establish a specific timeline for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to achieve integrated electronic health records.
H 2607 - Van Hollen
Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act
07/05/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act; establishes programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer; relates to comprehensive children's cancer biorespositories and reporting to improve development of new drugs and biologic products to treat childhood cancers.
H 261 - Schakowsky
Public Health Insurance Option
01/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.
H 2618 - Green G
State and Local Government Employees Medicare Coverage
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Allows certain State and local government employees to elect to treat employment as Medicare qualified government employment for purposes of entitlement to Medicare coverage.
H 2619 - Lewis Jo
Medicare Pulmonary Education and Training
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of pulmonary self-management education and training services furnished by a qualified respiratory therapist in a physician practice.
H 2632 - Capps
School Based Health Centers Operational Grants
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the School-based Health Centers Program Reauthorization Act of 2013; amends section 399Z-1 of the Public Health Service Act to extend for 5 years the authorization of appropriations for operational grants under the school-based health centers program.
H 2648 - Kelly R
Firearm Possession
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the sale or other disposition of a firearm to, and the possession, shipment, transportation, or receipt of a firearm by, certain classes of high-risk individuals involved in crimes of violence or controlled substance crimes.
H 2651 - Paulsen
Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act of 2013; improves the understanding and coordination of critical care health services through the implementation of policies to improve the quality and effectiveness of care delivered to the critically ill and injured; requires health care studies that conduct an analysis of the current sate of such care, to develop recommendations to bolster critical care and meet the future demand, and submit a report to Congress.
H 2660 - Rush
Trauma Relief Access for Universal Medical Assistance
07/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the Trauma Relief Access for Universal Medical Assistance Act; makes supplemental appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services for awarding grants to States to promote universal access to trauma care services provided by trauma centers and trauma-related physician specialties.
H 2661 - McCarthy K
Veterans Access To Timely Medical Appointments Act
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Relates to the Veterans Access to Timely Medical Appointments Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a standardized scheduling policy for veterans enrolled in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2663 - Burgess
Scoring of Preventive Health Savings
07/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
H 2667 - Griffin
Employer Health Insurance Mandate Delay
07/17/2013 - In HOUSE. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. H. Res. 300, laid on table.
Relates to the Authority for Mandate Delay Act; delays the application of the employer health insurance mandate.
H 2668 - Young T
Individual Health Insurance Mandate Delay
07/24/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates the Fairness for American Families Act; delays the application of the individual health insurance mandate, a delay in the application of employer health insurance mandate, and a mandated insurance and employer reporting requirement under the Patient Protection Act.
H 2674 - Buchanan
Job Creation Act
09/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on SCIENCE, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY: Referred to Subcommittee on ENVIRONMENT.
Creates the Job Creation Act of 2013; relates to expanding foreign trade markets, federal tax reform, public land leases for energy purposes, oil pipeline permit approval, repeal of employer health insurance mandate, union secret ballot protection, civil procedure and attorney accountability, and regulatory flexibility.
H 2676 - Capps
Medicaid Certified Electronic Health Record Technology
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage the adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology by safety net providers and clinics under the Medicaid program.
H 2682 - Graves T
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Funding
07/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Prohibits the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2699 - Pallone
Ryan White HIV AIDS Program Hold Harmless Provisions
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Extends the hold harmless provisions of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program pending reauthorization of the overall program.
H 27 - Velazquez
Social Security Act
01/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare competitive acquisition program for durable medical equipment and prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), and for other purposes.
H 2700 - Rogers Mike
Affordable Care Requirement Waivers
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a process for waiver of requirements of that title where the requirement is asserted to otherwise result in a significant decrease in access to coverage or significant increase in premiums or other costs.
H 2725 - Lance
Food and Drug Safety Over Sequestration Act
07/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Creates the Food and Drug Safety Over Sequestration Act of 2013; mends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt from sequestration certain user fees of the Food and Drug Administration.
H 2734 - Cassidy
Provisions Under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Revises and extends provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
H 274 - Barber
Mental Health First Aid Training Program Grants
01/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
H 2753 - Black
Medicare Advantage Improvements
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve Medicare Advantage.
H 2757 - Johnson E
Medicaid Assistance for Mental Care Items and Services
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.
H 2775 - Black
Income Verification Condition for Health Care Subsidies
10/17/2013 - Public Law No. 113-46
Conditions the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational.
H 2789 - Ellmers
Delayed Enrollment in State or Federal Health Exchanges
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Delays enrollment in qualified health plans in State or Federally facilitated Exchanges until 1 year after final rules are published establishing the verification and other procedures to be used to implement section 1411 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and carrying out sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
H 2790 - Peters S
Nonprofit Permanent Housing Rental Assistance
07/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Authorizes private nonprofit organizations to administer permanent housing rental assistance provided through the Continuum of Care Program under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
H 2797 - Israel
Tax Overpayments As Contributions to Homeless Veterans
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as contributions and to make additional contributions to the Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund.
H 28 - Velazquez
Small Business Act
01/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Amends the Small Business Act to provide loan guarantees for the acquisition of health information technology by eligible professionals in solo and small group practices, and for other purposes.
H 2801 - Noem
Physician Supervision Of Therapeutic Services
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to physician supervision of therapeutic hospital outpatient services.
H 2809 - Blackburn
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Delay
07/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Delays the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2810 - Burgess
Sustainable Growth and Medicare Payment for Physicians
03/14/2014 - From HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Reported as amended.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians' services.
H 2817 - Harris
Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Protect Patients to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013; amends the Public Health Service Act to remove the non-discrimination requirements relating to health care providers.
H 2820 - Ribble
Equity Relating to Medical Costs
07/24/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs.
H 2827 - Johnson H
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Exceptions
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare Part D.
H 2828 - Bilirakis G
Medicare Fraud and National Provider Identifiers
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent fraud and abuse under the Medicare program and to require National Provider Identifiers for reimbursement of prescriptions under Part D of the Medicare program.
H 2833 - Gingrey
Limitation on Authority over Medical Providers
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; eliminates the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to limit the ability of medical providers to conduct lawful business.
H 2835 - Jenkins
Qualified Expenses for Over the Counter Drugs
07/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
H 2837 - Meehan
Database System Prohibition for Health Care Eligibility
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits for a one-year period beginning September 30, 2013, the implementation, operation, and coordination of a Federal Data Services Hub or any similar database system for determining or verifying eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2841 - Rahall
Armed Forces Reserve Members Physical Exams
07/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Defense affords each member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces with the opportunity for a physical examination before the member separates from the Armed Forces.
H 2843 - Sensenbrenner
Public Availability of Medicare Claims Data
07/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the public availability of Medicare claims data.
H 2845 - Welch
Pharmacy Delivery of Diabetic Testing Supplies
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow retail community pharmacies to deliver diabetic testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 2853 - Lipinski
Public Disclosure of Charges for Hospital Treatments
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the public disclosure of charges for certain hospital and ambulatory surgical center treatment episodes.
H 2864 - Roybal-Allard
Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Oversight
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve oversight of nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by preventing inappropriate influence over surveyors.
H 2867 - Terry
Physician Assistants Hospice Service
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
H 2869 - Rogers Mike
Medicare Payment Parity for Ambulatory Cancer Care
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish payment parity under the Medicare program for ambulatory cancer care services furnished in the hospital outpatient department and the physician office setting.
H 2876 - Flores
Veterans Exemption from Minimum Health Coverage
07/31/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide veterans with a 1-year exemption from the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 288 - Michaud
CHAMPVA Program and Maximum Age of Children
05/21/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program.
H 2893 - Rangel
Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Communities with Religious Leaders for the Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act of 2013; addresses the dramatic increase of HIV/AIDS in minority communities; authorizes grants to eligible health entities to conduct any of specified activities for the purpose of reducing HIV/AIDS among minority groups and for substance abuse and mental health services and counseling.
H 2894 - Ribble
Contingent Congressional Health Benefit Discontinuation
07/31/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Discontinues eligibility of former Members of Congress and their dependents for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed.
H 29 - Velazquez
Public Health Service Act
01/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to improve the provision of medical services to the homeless.
H 2900 - Broun
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Repeal
08/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act; amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the percentage floor on medical expense deductions, expand the use of health care accounts, and establish a charity care credit; amends the Social Security Act to create a Medicare Premium Assistance Program, reform EMTALA requirements, and to replace the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grants to States.
H 2910 - Waxman
Gun Violence Reduction
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Protects American children and their families from the epidemic of gun violence by banning access to certain weapons, strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, and improving the understanding of gun violence.
H 2914 - Speier
Abusive Billing of Ancillary Medicare Services
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prevents abusive billing of ancillary services to the Medicare program.
H 2925 - Brady K
Exclusion From Participation in Federal Health Care
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2013; amends the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs to individuals and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities.
H 2927 - Bilirakis G
Affordable Care Act Reporting Accuracy Requirements
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prevents the implementation of certain tax and fee provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that reporting requirements relating to employer status and employee income levels and health care status may be made with 100 percent accuracy and without fraud.
H 2931 - Coble
Fairness in Health Care Claims and Guidance
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Creates the Fairness in Health Care Claims, Guidance, and Investigations Act; amends the false claims provisions of the United States Code, with respect to health care programs; provides for false claim actions brought with respect to a federal health care program.
H 2938 - Jenkins
Affordable Care Health Benefit Exchanges Requirements
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.
H 2941 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Nursing Homes on Tribal Lands
08/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands.
H 2943 - Lamborn
Funding Restriction to Schools Providing Contraception
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary or secondary schools that provide access to emergency postcoital contraception.
H 2949 - McMorris Rodger
Medicaid Program Affordable Care Amendment Delay
08/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Delays for one year certain amendments to the Medicaid program made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2950 - McMorris Rodger
Delayed Health Insurance Mandate for Those Under 27
08/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate for individuals who have not attained age 27.
H 2953 - Michaud
Medicare Payments for Veterans Non Service Conditions
08/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides Medicare payments to Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities for items and services provided to Medicare-eligible veterans for non-service-connected conditions.
H 2955 - Moore G
Runaway and Homeless Youth Sexual and Gender Minorities
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to ensure that recipients of assistance under that Act provide services to sexual and gender minority youth in a manner that is culturally competent.
H 2957 - Murphy T
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Technology Assistance
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Social Security Act to extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
H 2969 - Terry
Physician Assistants Hospice Patient Service
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
H 297 - Pitts
Childrens Hospitals and Graduate Medical Education
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.
H 2974 - Walorski
Sexual Trauma Treatment Beneficiary Travel for Veterans
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2975 - Waters
Alzheimer's Patients Training and Support Grants
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for Alzheimer's patients and their families.
H 2976 - Waters
Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program.
H 2977 - Whitfield
Home Generated Needle Disposal Coverage
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.
H 2980 - McMorris Rodger
Certification Requirement for Navigator Care Programs
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires certain certifications before funds may be awarded for the operation of a Navigator program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2985 - Chaffetz
New Combination Drug Development Incentives
08/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide incentives for the development of new combination drugs.
H 2986 - Bonamici
Medicare Payment Rate Floor
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the temporary Medicare payment rate floor for primary care services of primary care physicians to nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives under the Medicaid program.
H 2988 - Lipinski
Affordable Care Full Time Employee Definition
08/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2993 - Olson
Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act; requires each state that makes a Medicaid payment from federal funds during the fiscal year for any items or services furnishes by an abortion provider shall submit a report of all such payments, and publish the report on a public Internet website of the state.
H 2995 - Reed T
Limitation on Deductibles for Employer Health Plans
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to eliminate the limitation on deductibles for employer-sponsored health plans.
H 3019 - DeLauro
Requirements for Pharmacies that Compound Drug Products
08/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance the requirements for pharmacies that compound drug products.
H 3024 - Gerlach
Medicare Smart Card Pilot Program
08/02/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.
H 3041 - Murphy T
Prevention of IRS Protected Health Information Seizure
08/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prevents the Internal Revenue Service from unnecessarily seizing protected health information.
H 3045 - O'Rourke
Medical Records Provision on Armed Forces Separation
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Defense provides each member of the Armed Forces, before the member separates from the Armed Forces, with an electronic copy of the medical records of the member and a physical examination.
H 3066 - Cotton
Prohibition on Subsidies for Congressional Health Care
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the No Special Deal for D.C. Insiders Act of 2013; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit a government subsidy or contribution for the premiums of a health plan by a Member of Congress or Members' staff or congressional leadership or committee staff.
H 3067 - Capito
Obamacare Subsidies for Members of Congress Act
09/09/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Relates to the No Obamacare Subsidies for Members of Congress Act of 2013; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit a government subsidy for the purchase of a health plan by a Member of Congress.
H 3071 - Gingrey
Limit on Exchange Coverage For Congresspersons
09/09/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Relates to the No Special Treatment for Congress Act; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide that no Government contribution may be made toward the cost of Exchange coverage for any Member of Congress or congressional staff.
H 3076 - DeSantis
Congressional and Executive Staff Health Insurance
09/10/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with respect to health insurance coverage for certain congressional staff and political appointees in the executive branch.
H 3077 - Nunes
Interstate Medicare Telemedicine Services
09/10/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain Medicare providers licensed in a State to provide telemedicine services to certain Medicare beneficiaries in a different State.
H 3078 - Smith A
IRA Exemption for Income Related Medicare Premiums
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to disregard amounts transferred from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in computing income for purposes of determining the income-related premiums under parts B and D of the Medicare program.
H 3089 - Griffith M
Pharmacy Compounding
09/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to pharmacy compounding.
H 3091 - Lance
MODDERN Cures Act
10/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
Creates the Modernizing Our Drug and Diagnostics Evaluation and Regulatory Network Cures Act; provides for the development of a common lexicon to facilitate progress on diagnostics, the creation of incentives for innovative diagnostics, promoting the development of innovative diagnostics including new clinical diagnostic laboratory tests; relates to test-related self-pay rates and private insurance rates; provides for the creation of a related advisory panel; relates to Medicare and Medicaid coding.
H 3093 - Black
Collective Bargaining Agreement Health Credit Exclusion
09/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Excludes individuals who receive health insurance coverage pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement from tax credits and reductions in cost-sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3095 - Bucshon
Driver Sleep Disorder Testing Rulemaking Requirements
10/15/2013 - Public Law No. 113-45
Provides that the Secretary of Transportation may implement or enforce a requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment, including considering all possible treatment alternatives, of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders only if the requirement is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding; provides that sleep disorders includes obstructive sleep apnea.
H 3104 - Kingston
Application of Laws to the Federal Government
09/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Clarifies the application of all laws, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to the Federal Government and Congress.
H 3112 - Thompson G
Licensure of Orthotics and Prosthetics Organizations
09/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the designation of accreditation organizations for orthotics and prosthetics, to apply accreditation and licensure requirements to suppliers of such devices and items for purposes of payment under the Medicare program, and to modify the payment rules for such devices and items under such program to account for practitioner qualifications and complexity of care.
H 3114 - Barber
Income Threshold Used in Medical Care Deductions
09/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care.
H 3116 - Lance
Modernizing Our Drug and Diagnostics
01/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
Creates the Modernizing Our Drug and Diagnostics Evaluation and Regulatory Network Cures Act of 2013; requires the creation of a related council; relates to advancing diagnostics for patients by developing a common lexicon to facilitate progress on diagnostics, creating incentives for innovative diagnostics, and promoting the development of innovative diagnostics.
H 3117 - Lee B
Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Act
09/17/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Creates the Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Act; expands access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapy and links people to high-quality care; establishes a comprehensive, integrated strategy to expand and improve efforts to combat global HIV/AIDS, while promoting efficiency and maximizing results; relates to early diagnosis, ending transmission from mother to child, male circumcision, condoms and other preventive interventions, reduce the risk of certain persons, continued research, and improved health care.
H 3120 - Cummings
Comprehensive Dental Reform Act
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act; improves access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations; relates to coverage of dental service under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and public health programs, oral health education for medical providers, dental clinics in schools, mobile and portable dental services, veterans dental care, dental care for armed forces members and dependents, dental services for federal prisoners, and dental health care under the Indian Health Service.
H 3121 - Roe
Affordable Care Act Repeal
01/22/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related reconciliation provisions; promotes patient-centered health care.
H 3123 - Carson A
Medicaid and Social Security Access for Former Inmates
09/18/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures prompt access to Supplemental Security Income, Social Security disability, and Medicaid benefits for persons released from certain public institutions.
H 3126 - Fincher
Prohibition on Congressional Health Plan Subsidies
09/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit a government subsidy for the purchase of a health plan by a Member of Congress.
H 3128 - Matsui D
Psychiatric Hospital Discharge Planning Penalties
09/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide additional penalties applicable to psychiatric hospitals and units that fail to comply with Medicare discharge planning process requirements.
H 3144 - McDermott
Medicare Extended Care Services Coverage Requirements
09/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage of extended care services without regard to a requirement for a 3-day prior hospitalization.
H 3145 - McDermott
Formerly Homeless Youth or Veteran Student Housing
09/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit students who were homeless youths or homeless veterans to occupy low-income housing units.
H 3150 - Cartwright
Medicare Hearing Aids and Services
09/19/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare Program of hearing aids and related hearing services.
H 3151 - Reed T
Social Security State Maintenance Of Effort Requirement
09/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title IV of the Social Security Act to modify the State maintenance of effort requirement.
H 3161 - Forbes
Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Protections
09/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Protects the Social Security and Medicare trust funds from the public debt limit.
H 3164 - Kingston
Affordable Care Act Clarification
09/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Clarifies the application of all laws, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to the Federal Government and Congress.
H 3165 - Latham
Affordable Care Act Repeal
01/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; takes meaningful steps to lower health care costs and increase access to health insurance coverage without raising taxes, cutting Medicare benefits for seniors, adding to the national deficit, intervening in the doctor-patient relationship, or instituting a government takeover of health care.
H 3168 - Williams
Medicare Claim Review Protections
09/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a Medicare established provider system under which providers of services and suppliers representing a low risk for submitting fraudulent Medicare claims are provided certain claim review protections.
H 3170 - Posey
Federal Employee Health Care Restrictions
09/23/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Provides that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Federal employees responsible for the administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are those created under such Act or offered through a health insurance exchange.
H 3171 - Womack
Retirement Community Medicaid Waivers
09/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve waivers under the Medicaid Program under title XIX of the Social Security Act that are related to State provider taxes that exempt certain retirement communities.
H 3172 - Johnson H
Human Based Military Medical Training Requirement
10/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of severe combat injuries.
H 3198 - Pearce
Prohibition on Affordable Care Subsidies for Congress
09/26/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit government subsidies for the purchase of health plans by Members of Congress and staff; applies to Delegates and to employees of committees and leadership offices of Congress, the requirement of such Act that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff are plans created or offered through an Exchange established under such Act.
H 320 - Lee B
School Based Mental Health Service Grants
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States for assistance in hiring additional school-based mental health and student service providers.
H 3204 - Upton
Drug Compounding and Drug Supply Chain Security
11/27/2013 - Public Law No. 113-54
Creates the Drug Quality Security Act; relates to drug compounding, outsourcing facilities, national standards for prescription drug wholesale distributors, labeling of drugs, inspection of certain facilities, electronic registration and reporting, adverse event reporting, assessment of certain fees, reports from the State Board of Pharmacy concerning certain actions taken or expressions of concern, manufacturer transaction history, illegitimate products, product tracing and other matters.
H 3229 - Young D
Indian Health Care Improvement Act
07/15/2014 - Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority.
H 3230 - Rogers H
Veterans' Health Care
06/18/2014 - In SENATE. SENATE agrees to a request for a conference.
Creates the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act; provides for an assessment of certain management processes, training and hiring of health care staff for certain facilities, hospital care and medical services availability, payments for certain care, collaboration with Indian Health Service, certain performance metrics, a prohibition on falsification of certain data, sexual trauma counseling, medical facility leases, and certain scholarships.
H 3245 - Matheson
Medicare Home Health Fraud Reduction Act
10/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Medicare Home Health Fraud Reduction Act; amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a maximum threshold for episode reimbursement to skilled home health agencies under Medicare.
H 3295 - Castor
Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act
10/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2013; amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate contributing factors to disparities in breast cancer treatment through the development of a uniform set of consensus-based breast cancer treatment performance measures for a 6-year quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system under the Medicare program.
H 3303 - Blackburn
Regulation of Medical Software
10/22/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013; amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for regulating medical software.
H 3306 - Harper
Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013
10/22/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013; promotes and expands the application of telehealth under Medicare and other Federal health care programs.
H 3320 - Bucshon
Medicare Ventricular Assist Devices
10/23/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures appropriate coverage of ventricular assist devices under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
H 3334 - Sanchez Li
Medicare Certified Adult Day Services
10/23/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certified adult day services under the Medicare program.
H 3338 - Ellmers
Fairness In Failed Federal Exchange Act of 2013
10/24/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Fairness In Failed Federal Exchange Act of 2013; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide, because of problems relating to the operation of Exchanges, for a hardship exemption from the individual mandate for months of noncoverage.
H 3342 - Kingston
Presidential Health Care
10/24/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Practice What You Preach Act of 2013; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for health insurance coverage for the President through an Exchange in the same manner as for Members of Congress.
H 3348 - Barton
Individual Health Insurance Mandate Made Voluntary
10/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the individual health insurance mandate voluntary in 2014.
H 3350 - Upton
Minimum Essential Health Insurance Coverage Requirement
12/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Authorizes health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement.
H 3358 - Messer
Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate Exemption
10/28/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for an exemption from the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for individuals residing in States in which the Exchange Websites are not fully functional.
H 3359 - Radel
Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate Delay
10/28/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for a delay of the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until the American Health Benefit Exchanges are functioning properly.
H 3362 - Terry
Exchange Information Disclosure Act
01/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Exchange Information Disclosure Act; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require transparency in the operation of American Health Benefit Exchanges; relates to reports on health benefits exchanges, the disclosure of navigator and certified application counselor grantees, and the disclosure of certified agents and brokers.
H 3365 - Walberg
Single Hospital MSA Medicare Threshold Exemption
10/29/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Exempts certain long-term care hospitals operating in a single-hospital MSA from the Medicare threshold payment adjustment policy for long-term care hospitals, and for other purposes.
H 3367 - Boustany
Affordable Care Act Insurance Provider Fee Delay
10/29/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the application of the health insurance provider annual fee until 2016 and to provide a process to return to consumers any amounts attributable to the expected application of the annual fee to 2014 or 2015.
H 3376 - Long
Health Insurance Mandate Exemption for Terminated Plans
10/29/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides a 12-month exemption from the health insurance mandate for individuals whose employer-sponsored health plan coverage or individual health insurance coverage is terminated for a plan year beginning during 2014.
H 3387 - Sinema
Veterans Mental Health Treatment
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the mental health treatment provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans who served in classified missions.
H 3392 - Bilirakis G
Medicare Controlled Substance Fraud Prevention
10/30/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a PDP safety program to prevent fraud and abuse in the dispensing of controlled substances under part D of the Medicare program.
H 3396 - Burgess
Veterans Health Care Stamp
11/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the issuance of a Veterans Health Care Stamp.
H 3397 - Capps
Damaged Veterans Records
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to develop guidelines regarding the use by the Secretaries of the military departments and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of unofficial sources of information to determine the eligibility of a member or former member of the Armed Forces for benefits and decorations when the member's service records are incomplete because of damage to the records, including records damaged by a 1973 fire at the National Personnel.
H 3404 - DeLauro
Mammography Screening Requirements
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires that every mammography summary delivered to a patient after a mammography examination, as required by section 354 of the Public Health Service Act, commonly referred to as the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992, contain information regarding the patient's breast density and language communicating that individuals with more dense breasts may benefit from supplemental screening tests.
H 3406 - DeSantis
Affordable Care Act Insurance Retention Allowance
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that individuals can keep their health insurance coverage.
H 3418 - Kilmer
Homeless and At Risk Indian Veterans Housing
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Establishes a demonstration program to provide rental assistance and supportive housing for homeless or at-risk Indian Veterans.
H 3419 - Kingston
Small Business Health Insurance Exemption
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain small businesses from the employer health insurance mandate and to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of such mandate.
H 3420 - Kingston
Affordable Care Act Advertising Requirements
10/30/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Requires any communication using Federal funds to advertise or educate the public on certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to state that such communication was produced at taxpayer expense.
H 3423 - Langevin
Safety and Well Being of Adopted Children
10/30/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures the safety and well-being of adopted children and adoptive families; relates to adoption support services, pre- and post-adoptive support services, adoption promotion and support services, funding for adoption support services, a grant program for post-adoptive mental health services, and data collection on adoption disruption and dissolution.
H 3425 - Lipinski
Affordable Care Act Mandate Delay
10/30/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the individual health insurance mandate and any penalties for violating the individual mandate until after there is a certification that the healthcare.gov website is fully operational.
H 3426 - Lujan
Physical Therapists Locum Tenens Medicare Arrangements
10/30/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare.
H 3429 - McMorris Rodger
Affordable Care Act Navigator Program Requirements
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Protects personal and financial information by requiring certain certifications by entities awarded funds under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the operation of a Navigator program or certain other Exchange activities.
H 3435 - Sanchez Li
Secondary School Counselors in Troubled Schools
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to create a demonstration project to fund additional secondary school counselors in troubled title I schools to reduce the dropout rate.
H 3444 - Walden
Medicare Critical Access Hospital Designation
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide flexibility in the manner in which beds are counted for purposes of determining whether a hospital may be designated as a critical access hospital under the Medicare program.
H 3450 - Ellmers
Affordable Care Act Alternatives to Minimum Benefits
11/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow individuals to opt out of the minimum required health benefits by permitting health insurance issuers to offer qualified health plans that offer alternative benefits to the minimum essential health benefits otherwise required.
H 3454 - Kingston
Substance Abuse Risk Assessment for Unemployment
11/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title III of the Social Security Act to require a substance abuse risk assessment and targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits.
H 346 - Nunnelee
PPACA and Federal Abortion Funding Ban
01/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that the coverage offered under multi-State qualified health plans offered in Exchanges is consistent with the Federal abortion funding ban.
H 3471 - Chu
Limitation on Abortion Restrictions
11/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Protects a woman's right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services.
H 3473 - Davis S
Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit
11/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the qualifying therapeutic discovery project credit.
H 3474 - Davis R
Affordable Care Act TRICARE and Veterans Exemptions
05/15/2014 - In SENATE. Cloture motion on the bill withdrawn.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3483 - Polis
Firearm Prohibitions in Relation to Marijuana
01/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 18, United States Code, to provide exceptions from the firearm prohibitions otherwise applicable in relation to marijuana if its possession is lawful under State law.
H 3498 - Johnson S
Medicare Part A Opt Out and Health Savings Accounts
11/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Allows individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit; allows individuals opting out of such benefit to be eligible for health savings accounts.
H 3499 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Affairs IT Appropriations
11/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for advance appropriations for certain information technology accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs; includes mental health professionals in training programs of the Department.
H 3507 - Peters S
Veterans TRICARE Telehealth
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to expand the use of telehealth under the TRICARE program and in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 351 - Roe
PPACA and Independent Payment Advisory Board
01/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
H 3512 - Heck J
Transitioning to Medicare From Group Health Plans
11/15/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to facilitate the transition to Medicare for individuals enrolled in group health plans; establishes a 3-month open enrollment period under Medicare Advantage.
H 3516 - Ryan T
Veterans' Access to Alternative Medicine
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Improves health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense by increasing access to complementary and alternative medicine and other approaches to wellness and preventive care.
H 3517 - Schrader
Affordable Care Act Individual Health Mandate Delay
11/15/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the individual health insurance mandate and any penalties for violating the individual mandate until after there is a certification that the healthcare.gov or other applicable State Exchange website is fully operational.
H 3525 - Smith C
Hydrocephalus in Children in Developing Countries
11/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children in developing countries, to train surgeons and other medical practitioners in innovative methods to treat and cure hydrocephalus, and to fund related research.
H 3527 - Terry
Poison Center Network Act
01/24/2014 - Public Law No. 113-77
Creates the Poison Center Network Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program.
H 3528 - Whitfield
Controlled Substance Monitoring Program
11/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends and reauthorizes the controlled substance monitoring program under section 3990 of the Public Health Service Act.
H 3531 - Renacci
Nursing Facility Medicare Requirements
11/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 3-day prior hospitalization requirement for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing facility services in qualified skilled nursing facilities.
H 3532 - Bishop T
Treatment of Concussions Suffered by Students
01/22/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Promotes state requirements for local educational agencies and public elementary and secondary schools relating to the prevention and treatment of concussions suffered by students.
H 3536 - Beatty
Faculty Training on Student Mental Health Awareness
11/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to support teacher and school professional training on awareness of student mental health conditions and suicide prevention efforts.
H 3539 - Long
Adoption and Pregnancy Options Counseling
11/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title X of the Public Health Service Act with respect to adoption and other pregnancy options counseling.
H 3541 - Griffin
Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act
11/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Creates the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act; prevents a taxpayer bailout of health insurance issuers as required under the Patient Protection Act.
H 3562 - Kingston
Affordable Care Act Federal Application
11/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Clarifies the application of all laws, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to the Federal Government and Congress.
H 3567 - Schrader
Coverage Options Through Medicare Link Program
11/20/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for additional coverage options for beneficiaries under the original Medicare fee-for-service program through a Medicare Link program.
H 357 - Miller J
GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act
02/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Creates the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act; requires courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-state tuition rate, under specified conditions; relates to the homeless veterans reintegration program into the labor force by homeless veterans; veterans vocational rehabilitation programs; regards compensation.
H 3577 - Peters S
Health Care Savings Wireless Technology Commission
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes the Commission on Health Care Savings through Innovative Wireless Technologies.
H 3580 - Fattah
Revenue Generated to Fund Mentoring Projects
01/22/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to use revenue generated by certain fines, penalties, and settlements that are not designated for restitution or any other purpose to fund evidence-based youth mentoring projects, justice reinvestment efforts, and innovations in medical research and development.
H 3591 - Waters
Treatment for Diabetes
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes in minority communities.
H 3593 - Coffman
VA Construction Assistance Act
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS hearings held.
Creates the VA Construction Assistance Act of 2013; improves the construction of veterans-related major medical facilities; requires an agreement with between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Army Corps of Engineers to procure the services of the Corps with respect to appointing not less than one project manager who has experience in managing construction projects that exceed a specified amount to oversee projects until the project is completed; provides the projects involved.
H 3595 - Cotton
Disclosure of Determinations to Obtain Health Insurance
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Requires the disclosure of determinations with respect to which Congressional staff will be required to obtain health insurance coverage through an Exchange.
H 3596 - DeGette
Medical Assistance to Newborns Under Medicaid
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance to uninsured newborns under the Medicaid program.
H 3598 - Fortenberry
Catastrophic Coverage Plans
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone.
H 3599 - Fortenberry
Social Security Payments to Long Term Care Hospitals
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to payments to long-term care hospitals.
H 36 - Dent
Emergency Medical Services
01/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves access to emergency medical services, and for other purposes.
H 3601 - Gohmert
Parental Notification of a Minor Seeking Abortion
01/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for parental notification and intervention in the case of an unemancipated minor seeking an abortion.
H 3607 - Mulvaney
Provisions of the Patient Protection and Care Act
11/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Enables States to opt out of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3613 - Rangel
Social Security Payment for Hospitals Under Medicare
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a change in payment for certain hospitals under Medicare.
H 3616 - Ruiz
Information to Medicare Beneficiaries to Prevent Fraud
11/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud.
H 3621 - Duffy
Health Insurance Coverage of Life Sustaining Treatments
11/22/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for access to health insurance coverage of life-sustaining treatments furnished by certain providers.
H 3622 - Duffy
Patient Centered Healthcare Savings Act
01/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Creates the Patient Centered Healthcare Savings Act; relates to the repeal of the Patient Protection Act, medical liability reform, allowing the sale of health insurance across state lines, healthcare transparency, health savings accounts effectiveness, TRICARE, preexisting conditions and lifetime caps, access to care, multiple care needs, small business health benefits, auto-enrollment of employer coverage, stopping Medicare fraud, waste and abuse and increasing related penalties.
H 3627 - Pittenger
Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013
05/20/2014 - Public Law No. 113-104
Creates the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013; requires the Attorney General to publish and submit to the Committee on the Judiciary for both houses, a report on the penalties for violations of laws prohibiting child abuse in each State, the District of Columbia, and territories including whether such laws provide enhanced penalties when the victim has suffered serious bodily injury, or permanent or protracted loss or impairment of any mental or emotional function.
H 3631 - Hurt
Small Manufacturer Protection Act of 2013
12/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Small Manufacturer Protection Act of 2013; authorizes the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to waive or reduce certain fees applicable to generic drug facilities where the fees would present a significant barrier to market entry because of limited resources available to such facilities or other circumstances.
H 3633 - Walberg
Protecting Health Care Providers from Administration
03/13/2014 - Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS hearings held.
Creates the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act; clarifies that certain recipients of payments from the Federal Government related to the delivery of health care services to individuals shall not be treated as Federal contractors by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs based on the work performed or actions taken by such individuals that resulted in the receipt of such payments.
H 3639 - Bridenstine
Provide for the Common Defense Act
12/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Provide for the Common Defense Act of 2013; eliminates sequestration for the security-related functions, to be offset through reductions in payments under Medicare, agricultural subsidies, federal retirement contributions, a cap on overall rate of return for crop insurance providers, and a reduction in the share of crop insurance premium paid by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, and a social security cost-of-living adjustment index change.
H 3642 - Hastings A
Commission To Study Employment and Economic Insecurity
12/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Creates the National Commission on Employment and Economic Security Act; creates a commission to examine the issues of economic and psychological insecurity of members of the workforce cause by employment displacement, to gather data on related psychological stress and the increase in mental health disorders including clinical depression and anxiety, to analysis whether measures can be taken to reduce same, and to recommend solutions for legislative and administrative action to alleviate related problems.
H 3651 - Hastings A
Commission To Study Employment and Economic Insecurity
01/22/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the National Commission on Employment and Economic Security Act; creates a commission to examine the issues of economic and psychological insecurity of members of the workforce cause by employment displacement, to gather data on related psychological stress and the increase in mental health disorders including clinical depression and anxiety, to analysis whether measures can be taken to reduce same, and to recommend solutions for legislative and administrative action to alleviate related problems.
H 3652 - Holding
Identity Theft by Affordable Care Act Employees
01/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 18, United States Code, to provide for penalties for aggravated identity theft facilitated by employment at an agency implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3659 - Burgess
Reimbursement From Third Party Payers Under Medicaid
12/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Social Security Act to clarify policy with respect to collecting reimbursement from third-party payers for medical assistance paid under the Medicaid program.
H 3662 - Gibson
Therapy and Counseling Coverage Under Medicare
12/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program.
H 3665 - Delaney
Medical Food Equity Act
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the Medical Foods Equity Act; provides for the coverage of medically necessary food under the Medicare program, inclusion of pharmacological doses of vitamins and amino acids as a covered Medicare Part D drug, the Medicaid program the Children's Health Insurance program, and the Federal Employees Health Insurance program.
H 3667 - Harris
Increase in Required State Medicaid Matching Funds
12/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase by 10 percentage points the required State match for certain newly eligible individuals under the Medicaid program and to apply savings against sequestration reductions otherwise required.
H 3668 - Kildee
Grandfathered Hospitals Medicare Threshold Exemption
12/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 to make permanent the exemption of grandfathered long-term care hospitals from the Medicare percent threshold payment adjustment.
H 3672 - Ruiz
Veterans Caregiver Assistance
12/16/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3673 - Schock
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Expenses
12/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat amounts paid for umbilical cord blood banking services as medical care expenses.
H 3680 - Maloney C
Coins in Recognition of the Fight Against Breast Cancer
12/09/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.
H 3681 - Paulsen
Medicare Self Pay Access To Medical Devices
12/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote health care technology innovation and access to medical devices and services for which patients choose to self-pay under the Medicare program.
H 3685 - Barletta
Affordable Care Act Emergency Services Volunteers
12/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Ensures that emergency services volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 369 - Benishek
Veterans and Hearing Loss
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss.
H 3698 - Gerlach
Delayed Enforcement of Medicare Short Hospital Stays
12/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Delays the enforcement of the Medicare two-midnight rule for short inpatient hospital stays until the implementation of a new Medicare payment methodology for short inpatient hospital stays.
H 37 - Barrow
Portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
01/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to reduce Federal Government spending and to reduce the salaries of Members of Congress, and for other purposes.
H 3705 - Paulsen
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements
12/11/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish appropriateness requirements for certain advanced diagnostic imaging services.
H 3708 - Rokita
General Aviation Pilot Protection Act
12/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on AVIATION.
Creates the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act; directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise medical certification regulations to ensure that an individual may operate as a pilot in command of a covered aircraft without regard to any medical certification or proof of medical requirement otherwise applicable under federal law under specified requirements.
H 3709 - Rush
Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs
01/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
Creates the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs; prohibits brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market; relates to unfair and deceptive acts and practices related to new drug applications.
H 3710 - Shea-Porter
Glucose Monitoring Systems Medicare Coverage
12/11/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of continuous glucose monitoring systems as durable medical equipment under Medicare.
H 3714 - Cartwright
Prescription Drug Take Back Program for Armed Forces
01/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
H 3715 - Ellison
Importation for Certain Drugs
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Reduces prescription drug costs by allowing the importation and reimportation of certain drugs.
H 3717 - Murphy T
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis
04/03/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Creates the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act; relates to improving federally qualified community behavioral health clinic services and funding, personal representatives and caregivers, mentally ill offender treatment, Medicare and Medicaid reforms, an increase in research funding, health information technology, professional volunteers at community behavioral health clinics, and projects for children and violence.
H 3737 - Grayson
Option to Buy Into Medicare
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare.
H 3742 - Gingrey
Drug Approval for Resistant Bacteria and Fungi
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for approval of certain drugs and biological products indicated for use in a limited population of patients in order to address increases in bacterial and fungal resistance to drugs and biological products.
H 3749 - Maloney C
Low Vision Devices Medicare Coverage
12/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under part B of the Medicare program.
H 3750 - Matsui D
Federal Standard for Telehealth
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Promotes the provision of telehealth by establishing a Federal standard for telehealth.
H 3763 - Posey
Personal Health Information Protection Act
01/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Creates the Personal Health Information Protection Act; imposes felony penalties for the unauthorized disclosure of personal health information by Federal employees and dismissal from office or discharge from employment; provides for forfeiture of annuities and retirement; provides private right of action for damages and costs; provides the federal district courts shall have jurisdiction of such actions; provides for a statute of limitations for such actions.
H 3769 - Smith Ad
Medicare Supervision Requirement for Certain Hospitals
12/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Extends the nonenforcement instruction for the Medicare direct supervision requirement for therapeutic hospital outpatient services insofar as it applies to critical access hospitals and rural hospitals; requires a study of the impact on critical access hospitals and rural hospitals of a failure to extend such instruction.
H 3774 - Lee B
Abstinence Only Education Program
12/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends Title V of the Social Security Act to eliminate the abstinence-only education program.
H 3776 - Boustany
Social Security Act
12/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create alternative sanctions for technical noncompliance with the Stark rule under Medicare.
H 3783 - Lujan Grisham
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
12/16/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Section 1101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend for one year the high risk health insurance pool program.
H 3784 - Yoho
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Target
12/27/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Affordable Care Act unless the initial enrollment target for Exchanges has been met.
H 3785 - Yoho
Reduction in Pay
12/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for a reduction in the pay of the Secretary of Health and Human Services until the healthcare.gov Web site is certified as fully functional.
H 3803 - Yoho
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Target
12/27/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Affordable Care Act unless the initial enrollment target for Exchanges has been met.
H 3812 - Coffman
No Bailouts for Insurance Industry Act of 2014
01/07/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the No Bailouts for Insurance Industry Act of 2014; repeals sections 1341 and 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3828 - Cartwright
Domestic Care Services Contract Disclosures
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Requires the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to draft disclosures describing the rights and liabilities of customers of domestic care services and require that such services provide such disclosures to customers in any contract for such services.
H 3832 - McDermott
The Social Security Act
01/09/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the surety bond requirement applicable to home health agencies as a condition of participation under Medicare.
H 3833 - McDermott
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act
01/09/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the Medicare durable medical equipment face-to-face encounter documentation requirement.
H 3835 - Duffy
Health Care Exchange Web Sites
01/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires new procedures for health care Exchange Web sites with regard to personal information.
H 384 - Green A
Homes for Heroes Act
05/16/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Creates the Homes for Heroes Act of 2013; transfers the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Office of the Secretary of the Department; relates to annual supplemental reporting on veterans homelessness.
H 3847 - Barber
Federal Information Technology Cybersecurity Standards
01/17/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security the responsibility to develop and provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services risk-based, performance-based cybersecurity standards for the Federal information technology requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the healthcare.gov website, and for other purposes.
H 3849 - Cassidy
Affordable Care Act Repeal
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act if it is determined that the Act has resulted in increasing the number of uninsured individuals.
H 3851 - Lance
Affordable Care Act Section Repeal
01/17/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals sections 1341 and 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
H 3853 - Reed T
No Special Treatment Act
01/10/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Relates to the No Special Treatment for Members of Congress Act; amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit Government contributions under the Federal employees health benefit program towards Exchange health insurance coverage of Members of Congress.
H 3871 - Boustany
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 To Allow Increased Contri
01/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow increased contributions to health savings accounts; allows Medicare and VA healthcare participants to contribute to health savings accounts.
H 3876 - Green A
Title 38 United States Code To Direct the Secretary of
01/28/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program to provide burials for homeless veterans.
H 3877 - Reichert
Medicare Coverage of Lymphedema Compression Treatment
01/15/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
H 3884 - Pascrell
Affordable Care Act Recoupment of State Grants
01/15/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends section 1311(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for the recoupment and reallocation of unspent State grant funds.
H 3890 - Paulsen
Medicare Better Care Program for Chronic Conditions
01/15/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare Better Care Program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.
H 3903 - Burgess
Graduate Medical School Eligibility Requirements
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fair and consistent eligibility requirements for graduate medical schools operating outside the United States and Canada.
H 3912 - DelBene
Medicaid Program Reimbursement
01/16/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides reimbursement under the Medicaid Program to individuals and entities that provide voluntary non-emergency medical transportation to Medicaid beneficiaries for expenses related to no-load travel.
H 3931 - Dent
Social Security Act Amendment
02/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for the continuation of the pre- Affordable Care Act flexibility of States in providing Children's Health Insurance Program coverage to low-income children.
H 3932 - Blackburn
Taxpayer Funded Abortions
03/20/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.
H 3953 - Cartwright
Health Care Abortion Coverage
02/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act concerning the notice requirements regarding the extent of health plan coverage of abortion.
H 3966 - Pierluisi
Medicare Benefits for Residents of the Territories
02/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for equitable treatment of residents of the territories with respect to low-income subsidies under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
H 3969 - Johnson B
Dextromethorphan Abuse Prevention
02/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan.
H 3975 - Owens
Low Vision Devices Medicare Coverage
01/29/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for low vision devices under Medicare.
H 3979 - Barletta
Affordable Care Act Emergency Services Volunteers
04/07/2014 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3985 - Westmoreland L
Stop Obamacare's Risky Provisions Act
02/03/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Stop Obamacare's Risky Provisions Act; sunsets funding under sections 1341 and 1342, and to repeal section 1343, of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3991 - Smith Ad
Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2014
02/04/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2014; amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
H 401 - Nugent
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment Act Reauthorization
02/28/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Reauthorizes and improves the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004.
H 4015 - Burgess
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
03/14/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals.
H 4016 - DeLauro
Therapeutic Foster Care Services
02/06/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a standard definition of therapeutic foster care services in Medicaid.
H 4020 - Pingree
Internal Revenue Code Matters
02/06/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow certain discharged student loan debt to be included in gross income ratably over 15 years and to disregard such income in determining eligibility for Federal means-tested programs.
H 4035 - McDermott
Medicare Beneficiaries
02/14/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries coordinated care and greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits.
H 4064 - Scalise
Individual Health Insurance Mandate
02/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the individual health insurance mandate not apply until the employer health insurance mandate is enforced without exceptions.
H 4067 - Jenkins
Rural Hospitals Outpatient Supervision Requirements
02/21/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2014.
H 4069 - Marino
Prescription Drug Diversion and Abuse
04/07/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Improves enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse.
H 4075 - Barber
Brain Research Funding
02/28/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides funding to the National Institute of Mental Health to support suicide prevention and brain research, including funding for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.
H 4077 - Conyers
Health Care Insurance Issuers
03/20/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Ensures and fosters continued patient safety and quality of care by clarifying the application of the antitrust laws to negotiations between groups of health care professionals and health plans and health care insurance issuers.
H 4104 - Negrete McLeod
Medical Expense Deduction
02/27/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction for people 65 or Older.
H 411 - Tonko
Fort McClellan Veterans Registry
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
H 4111 - Graves S
Social Security Disability Insurance
02/27/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title II of the Social Security Act to implement various reforms to the social security disability insurance program.
H 4118 - Jenkins
Simple Fairness Act
03/10/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Relates to the simple Fairness Act; amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to delay the implementation of the penalty for failure to comply with the individual health insurance mandate.
H 413 - Welch
Medicare and Oral Only ESRD Related Drugs
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the 2-year delay in including oral-only ESRD-related drugs in the Medicare ESRD prospective payment system, as provided under section 632(b)(1) of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
H 4140 - Negrete McLeod
Homeless Veteran Dependents
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem payments to eligible entities for furnishing care to dependents of certain homeless veterans.
H 4158 - Roskam
Affordable Care Act Inspector General
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act.
H 4160 - Ellmers
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits further action on the proposed rule regarding changes to Medicare prescription drug benefit programs.
H 4168 - Israel
Patient Navigator Services Payment
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides payment for patient navigator services under title XIX of the Social Security Act.
H 4169 - Edwards D
Deaths Occurring From Drug Overdoses
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prevents deaths occurring from drug overdoses.
H 4170 - Fattah
Youth Mental Health Research Network
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a Youth Mental Health Research Network.
H 4177 - Paulsen
Medicare Beneficiaries Savings Contributions
03/06/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Medicare beneficiaries participating in a Medicare Advantage MSA to contribute their own money to their MSA.
H 418 - Ros-Lehtinen
Medicare Fraud Penalties
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Reduces Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse by providing for enhanced penalties to combat Medicare and Medicaid fraud, creates a Medicare data-mining system, and requires a study on applying biometric technology.
H 4180 - Ross D
Medicare Health Savings Rollovers
03/06/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit rollovers from health savings accounts to Medicare Advantage MSAs.
H 4181 - Rush
Emergency Care and Trauma Services Funds
03/06/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Appropriates funds for carrying out certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to emergency care and trauma services.
H 4187 - Roskam
Antimicrobial Drug
03/14/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage the development and use of new antimicrobial drugs.
H 4188 - Renacci
Medicare Hospital Readmission
03/11/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to adjust the Medicare hospital readmission reduction program to respond to patient disparities.
H 4190 - Guthrie
Pharmacist Services Medicare Coverage
03/11/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
H 4191 - Walz
Veteran Medical Evidence Treatment
03/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Improves the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4198 - Denham
Department of Veterans Capacity Report
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to reinstate the requirement for an annual report on the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for specialized treatment and rehabilitative needs of disabled veterans.
H 4201 - Denham
Social Security Act
03/14/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require Medicare Advantage organizations to disclose certain information on the changes made to the plan offered by such organization pursuant to changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 4209 - Tierney
Medicare sustainable Growth Rate
04/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professional.
H 4210 - Schrader
Health Care Open Enrollment Date
03/14/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize the extension of the initial open enrollment period for up to 1 month.
H 4211 - Walorski
Medicare Advantage Program Enrollment Study
03/14/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct studies on enrollment by racial and ethnic minorities and by low-income seniors in the Medicare Advantage program.
H 4234 - Bucshon
Veteran Psychiatrists Pilot Program
03/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to reduce the shortage of psychiatrists in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs by offering competitive employment incentives to certain psychiatrists.
H 4241 - Lynch
Zohydro ER Approval
03/13/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Withdraws approval for the drug Zohydro Er and prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from approving such drug unless it is reformulated to prevent abuse.
H 4251 - Pascrell
Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance System
03/21/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish a surveillance system regarding traumatic brain injury.
H 4260 - Ellmers
AIDS Program Resources
03/21/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Ensures that the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act program is as effective as possible in saving lives and preventing the spread of the HIV epidemic by ensuring that funding allocations are evidenced-based and by promoting greater utilization of patient-centered care.
H 4282 - Castor
Grants for Graduate Medical Education
03/28/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for graduate medical education partnerships in States with a low ratio of medical residents relative to the general population.
H 4287 - Castro
Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act
04/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
Relates to the Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act; advances the public health by encouraging independent innovators to pursue drug repurposing research and develop new treatments and cures by providing appropriate intellectual property protections for those innovations.
H 4288 - Neal
Opioid Overdose Reduction Act
04/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Relates to the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2014; provides certain protections from civil liability with respect to the emergency administration of opioid overdose drugs.
H 4299 - Pitts
Drug Scheduling and Clinical Testing
06/10/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Ordered to be reported.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act with respect to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and distributors seeking to conduct clinical testing.
H 4302 - Pitts
Protecting Access to Medicare Act
04/01/2014 - Public Law No. 113-93
Relates to the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014; amends the Social Security Act to extend Medicare payments to physicians and other provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 4305 - Thompson G
Armed Forces Mental Health Assessments
03/26/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
H 4344 - Titus
Presumption of Service Connection
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
H 4351 - Guthrie
National Alzheimer's Project Act
04/01/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the National Alzheimer's Project Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health to prepare and submit, directly to the President for review and transmittal to Congress, an annual budget estimate for the initiatives of the National Institutes of Health pursuant to such Act.
H 4378 - Grijalva
Continuing Medical Education
04/02/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue to Federal agencies guidelines for developing procedures and requirements relating to certain primary care Federal health professionals completing continuing medical education on nutrition and to require Federal agencies to submit annual reports relating to such guidelines.
H 4381 - Stockman
Personal Genetic Information Privacy
04/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Protects the privacy of individuals' personal genetic information and other personal identifier information.
H 4384 - Eshoo
Biomedical Research National Investment
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the establishment of a fund to provide for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.
H 4390 - Cardenas
Incarcerated Youth Medicaid Program
04/03/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect the enrollment of incarcerated youth for medical assistance under the Medicaid program.
H 4395 - Kelly R
Lower Income Oral Health Barriers
04/03/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends part B of title III of the Public Health Service Act to improve essential oral health care for lower-income individuals by breaking down barriers to care.
H 4396 - Luetkemeyer
Health Insurance Coverage
04/03/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from implementing certain rules relating to the health insurance coverage of sterilization and contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
H 4401 - Schrader
Substitute Representative Payees
04/04/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the immediate designation of substitute representative payees.
H 4406 - Lance
Risk Corridor Program Restrictions
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to impose restrictions on the risk corridor program.
H 4414 - Carney J
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Treatment
04/29/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Clarifies the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees.
H 4418 - Ryan P
Medicare Data Increased Access
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
H 4427 - Ryan T
Medical School Integrated Nutrition Curricula
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a grants program to develop and enhance integrated nutrition curricula in medical schools.
H 4437 - Collins D
Pharmacy Benefits Manager Standards
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program to further transparency of payment methodologies to pharmacies.
H 4472 - Fattah
Israeli Cooperation for Neuroscience Research
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the establishment of a grant program to support United States-Israeli cooperation for neuroscience-related research.
H 4475 - Griffith M
Drugs and Devices for Terminally Ill Patients
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Allows the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of investigational drugs and devices intended for use by terminally ill patients who execute an informed consent document.
H 4484 - Sinema
Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide improvements for Medicare Advantage special needs plans.
H 4494 - DeGette
Regenerative Medicine Promotion Act
04/28/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Regenerative Medicine Promotion Act of 2014; launchs a national strategy to support regenerative medicine through funding for research and commercial development of regenerative medicine products and development of a regulatory environment that enables rapid approval of safe and effective products.
H 4498 - Griffith M
Medicinal Marijuana Act Legitimate Use
04/28/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act; provides for the legitimate use of medicinal marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States.
H 45 - Bachmann
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
05/22/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 4504 - Tsongas
Reserve Military Suicide Analysis
04/28/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves military readiness by establishing programs to consistently track, retain, and analyze information regarding suicides involving members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and suicides involving dependents of members of the regular and reserve components.
H 4543 - Smith C
PACE Pilot Act of 2014
05/01/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the PACE Pilot Act of 2014; amends title XI of the Social Security Act to apply CMMI waiver authority to PACE programs in order to foster innovations in such programs.
H 4561 - Shea-Porter
Health Care Services for Veterans in Rural Areas
05/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Specifies requirements for the next update of the current strategic plan for the Office of Rural Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs for improving access to, and the quality of, health care services for veterans in rural areas.
H 4574 - Barber
Community Based Mental Health Services
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Maximizes the access of individuals with mental illness to community-based services; strengthens the impact of such services.
H 4577 - Griffith M
Medicare Community Pharmacy Access
05/06/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage.
H 460 - McKinley
Specialty Tier Prescription Drug Co-payment Limits
02/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount (or its equivalent) of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier.
H 4605 - Ellmers
State Medicaid Child Care Coverage
05/08/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States an option to cover a children's program of all-inclusive coordinated care (ChiPACC) under the Medicaid program.
H 4625 - Hall R
Medicare Home Health Prospective Payments
05/09/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to suspend the application of the rebasing of Medicare home health prospective payment amounts.
H 4627 - Posey
Coverage Of Post Mastectomy Water Resistant Coverings
05/09/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize coverage of post-mastectomy water-resistant coverings if they are determined to be consistent with clinical protocol or medically necessary to reduce the risk of infection.
H 4631 - Smith C
Combating Autism Reauthorization Act
06/24/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Creates the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2014; relates to the national autism spectrum disorder initiative, the developmental disabilities surveillance and research program, autism education, early detection, and intervention, the interagency autism coordinating committee, a report to Congress on demographics and needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder.
H 4639 - Cohen
Infant Mortality Pilot Programs
05/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes funding for the creation and implementation of infant mortality pilot programs in standard metropolitan statistical areas with high rates of infant mortality.
H 4640 - Engel
Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission
06/26/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Establishes the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission.
H 4656 - Gardner
Access to TRICARE Mental Health Services
05/13/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve access to mental health services under the TRICARE program.
H 4658 - McDermott
Civil Money Penalties Regarding Physician Services
05/13/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XI of the Social Security Act to eliminate civil money penalties for inducements to physicians to limit services that are not medically necessary.
H 4663 - Black
Medicare Nurse Inpatient Hospital Certifications
05/15/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives to provide certain certifications with respect to inpatient hospital services under the Medicare program.
H 467 - Connolly
PPACA and Medicaid Expansion Federal Funds
02/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to redistribute Federal funds that would otherwise be made available to States that do not provide for the Medicaid expansion in accordance with the Affordable Care Act to those States electing to provide those Medicaid benefits.
H 4673 - McKinley
Medicare Bundled Payments for Post Acute Care Services
05/19/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide bundled payments for post-acute care services under parts A and B of Medicare.
H 4676 - McDermott
Medicaid State Plan Self Referral Requirements
05/19/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicare restriction on self-referral to State plan requirements under Medicaid.
H 4677 - Reed T
Affordable Care Act State Exchange Reimbursements
05/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require States with failed American Health Benefit Exchanges to reimburse the Federal Government for amounts provided under grants for the establishment and operation of such Exchanges.
H 4682 - Stewart
TRICARE and Health Savings Account Coordination
05/20/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
H 4683 - Langevin
Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act
05/20/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Creates the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2014; relates to the reauthorization of the Lifespan Respite Care Program, the collection of data and related reporting, and funding therefor.
H 4695 - Burgess
Medicare Sleep Apnea Screening
05/21/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add sleep apnea screening to the initial preventive physical examination under the Medicare program.
H 4709 - Marino
Enforcement Efforts Related to Prescription Drug Abuse
06/10/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Improves enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse.
H 4720 - Walberg
Medal of Honor Health Care System Priority Enrollment
06/03/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; increases the priority for enrollment of medal of honor recipients in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4728 - Fincher
Affordable Care Act Small Business Impact Study
05/30/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Directs the Office of the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Comptroller General of the United States to study the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on small businesses.
H 473 - Connolly
Medicare Nursing Facilities and Food Services Directors
02/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to the qualification of the director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility.
H 4735 - Nolan
Transitional Reinsurance Program Payments
05/22/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; provides for a temporary shift in the scheduled collection of the transitional reinsurance program payments.
H 475 - Gerlach
Taxable Vaccines and Influenza Vaccine
06/25/2013 - Public Law No. 113-15
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
H 4750 - Gingrey
Treatment of Health Care Provider Standards of Care
05/30/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Clarifies the treatment of health care provider standards of care under Federal health care provisions.
H 4755 - Thompson G
Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy
05/29/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit.
H 4762 - Blumenauer
Medicare Transitional Care Services Coverage
05/30/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover transitional care services to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care under the Medicare Program.
H 4775 - Messer
Educational Institutions Health Insurance Mandate
05/30/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate.
H 4777 - Burgess
Health Savings Accounts Rules
05/30/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to health savings accounts.
H 4779 - Denham
Veterans Medical Facilities Waiting Times
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans who experience extended waiting times for appointments at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs may receive care at non-Department facilities.
H 4780 - Young D
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program
05/30/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program.
H 4781 - Jenkins
Medicare Anesthesia Costs in Rural Hospitals
05/30/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals.
H 4783 - Thompson M
Firearms Criminal and Mental Health Background Checks
06/06/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Protects individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
H 4784 - Cicilline
State Mental Health Reporting and Firearm Possession
05/30/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Incentivizes State reporting systems that allow mental health professionals to submit information on certain individuals deemed dangerous for purposes of prohibiting firearm possession by such individuals.
H 4786 - Delaney
Commission on Long Term Social Security Solvency
05/30/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Establishes the Commission on Long Term Social Security Solvency.
H 4796 - Jackson Lee
Affordable Care Act Informational Outreach
06/06/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct outreach efforts to provide certain health insurance information to individuals enrolled in qualified health plans offered through an Exchange established under title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or State plans under the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act.
H 4798 - Israel
Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants
06/02/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for Alzheimer's disease research.
H 4805 - Black
Affordable Care Act Eligibility Verification
06/05/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Delays the provision of the Affordable Care Act premium and cost-sharing subsidies until the eligibility verification process for such subsidies is completed.
H 4806 - Capps
Family Tools to Prevent Gun Violence
06/05/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.
H 4840 - Israel
Preclusion of Social Security Number on Medicare Cards
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title II of the Social Security Act to preclude use of the social security account number on Government-issued identification cards issued in connection with Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP benefits.
H 4841 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Medical Services Access
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4843 - McCollum
Medicare Contract Health Services Provided to Indians
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a limitation under the Medicare program on charges for contract health services provided to Indians by Medicare providers of services and suppliers.
H 4852 - Cartwright
Defense Grants for Orthotics and Prosthetics
06/12/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics.
H 4853 - Renacci
Electronic Medicare Summary Notice
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow individuals to elect to receive the Medicare Summary Notice electronically.
H 4857 - Reed T
Medicare Outpatient Drug Payments
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that utilize drugs as supplies.
H 486 - Keating
Abuse Deterrent Drug Development Incentives
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to incentivize the development of abuse-deterrent drugs.
H 4861 - Heck D
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
06/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes the Commission on Access to Care to undertake a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of access to health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 487 - McMorris Rodger
Medicare Primary Care Graduate Education Pilot Program
02/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a Medicare primary care graduate medical education pilot project in order to improve access to the primary care workforce.
H 4875 - Boustany
Equalizing Transparency for Veterans Act
06/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Equalizing Transparency for Veterans Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish information on the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4879 - Cooper
Expedited Review of Drugs and Biological Products
06/20/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for expedited review of drugs and biological products to provide safer or more effective treatment for males or females; amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance the consideration of sex differences in basic and clinical research.
H 4887 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Veterans
06/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands the research and education on and delivery of complementary and alternative medicine to veterans.
H 4888 - Clark
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Best Practices
06/18/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the identification and dissemination of best practices for medical professionals and other health care providers relative to neonatal abstinence syndrome.
H 4900 - Johnson S
Veterans' Health Savings Accounts
06/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent veterans from being disqualified from contributing to health savings accounts by reason of receiving medical care for service-connected disabilities under programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4905 - Castro
Global Development Lab Act
07/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on SCIENCE, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY: Referred to Subcommittee on RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY.
Creates the Global Development Lab Act of 2014; establishes in the United States Agency for International Development an entity to be known as the United States Global Development Lab which will increase the application of science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to develop and scale new solutions to end extreme poverty and to provide grants focused on the above factors and improved health outcomes.
H 4917 - Shea-Porter
Bankruptcy Protection
06/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 11 of the United States Code to provide bankruptcy protections for medically distressed debtors.
H 4920 - Tiberi
Medicare Competitive Acquisition Program
06/19/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require State licensure and performance guarantees for entities submitting bids under the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive acquisition program.
H 4930 - Barton
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance
06/20/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act; provides States with the option of providing services to children with medically complex conditions under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program through a care coordination program; focuses on improving health outcomes for children with medically complex conditions and lowering costs.
H 4942 - Titus
Veterans Medical Education Residency Positions
07/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of graduate medical education residency positions at hospitals administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4944 - Johnson H
Parasitic Disease Among Poor Americans
06/24/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the submission of a report to the Congress on parasitic disease among poor Americans.
H 4971 - O'Rourke
Surveys of Veterans Health Care
07/23/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY discharged.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4977 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Affairs Mental Health Treatment Model
07/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a commission to examine the evidence-based therapy treatment model used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for treating mental illnesses of veterans and the potential benefits of incorporating complimentary alternative treatments available in non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities within the community.
H 4987 - Smith C
Torture Victims Relief Act
06/26/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998; authorizes appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture.
H 4989 - Bachmann
Justina's Law
06/26/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Creates Justina's Law; prohibits Federal funding of any treatment or research in which a ward of the State is subjected to greater than minimal risk to the individual's health, with no or minimal prospect of direct benefit.
H 4994 - Camp
Post Acute Care Assessment
06/26/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning.
H 4998 - DeLauro
Medicare Advantage Market Transparency
06/26/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Enhances beneficiary and provider protections; improves transparency in the Medicare Advantage market.
H 5 - Kline
Student Success Act
07/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Student Success Act; supports State and local accountability for public education to include aid to local educational agencies in the form of funding to improve the educational environment and success of such agencies, teach preparedness and effectiveness, impact aid that includes facilities construction funding, and subgrants for the education of homeless children and youth.
H 500 - Grayson
Medicare Buy In Option
02/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare.
H 5024 - Lowey
Social Security Credit for Caregivers of Dependents
07/08/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service.
H 5048 - Peters G
Armed Forces Mental Health Care
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands and improves care provided to veterans and members of the Armed Forces with mental health disorders or at risk of suicide; reviews the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces; requires a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5054 - Kirkpatrick
Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection
07/10/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; establishes within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection.
H 5059 - Walz
Armed Forces Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs; reviews the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces; requires a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans.
H 5076 - Heck J
Homeless Youth Protection from Trafficking
07/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to increase knowledge concerning, and improve services for, runaway and homeless youth who are victims of trafficking.
H 5083 - Ellmers
Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Payments
07/11/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve audit effectiveness and efficiency in paying for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) under the Medicare program.
H 5097 - Boustany
Patient Centered Community Care Program
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to allow qualified veterans to participate in the Patient-Centered Community Care program; relates to the Local Care for Veterans Act; provides that treatment and services are identified as being deficient if the veteran lives not more than a specified number of miles from a facility; requires the veteran to be enrolled in a specified health care system.
H 5098 - Daines
Medicare and Medicaid Employer Health Insurance Mandate
07/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily exempt from the employer health insurance mandate certain Medicare and Medicaid providers.
H 5102 - Lewis Jo
Medicare Beneficiaries Health Care Coverage Disclosure
07/14/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; repeals the requirement for employer disclosure of information on health care coverage of employees who are Medicare beneficiaries.
H 5110 - Walden
Affordable Care Act Home Health Services
07/15/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal rebasing of payments for home health services, as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and to replace such rebasing with a Medicare home health value-based purchasing program.
H 5113 - Coffman
Affordable Care Act Funding Transfer
07/15/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to end the increased Federal funding for Medicaid expansion with respect to inmates' hospital care under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; applies the savings towards a 2015 Medicare Advantage stabilization program to help protect seniors' choices.
H 5124 - Davis D
Sickle Cell Disease Prevention and Treatment
07/16/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration program and to provide for sickle cell disease research, surveillance, prevention, and treatment.
H 5131 - Gabbard
Veterans Affairs Reimbursement to Medical Providers
07/17/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers for the provision of certain hospital care and medical services to veterans.
H 5136 - Fudge
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Medicaid
07/17/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, under which payment may be made to States for expenditures for medical assistance, with respect to substance use disorder treatment services.
H 5140 - Bass K
Child Welfare Training Expenditures
07/17/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Part E of Title IV of the Social Security Act to enable a state to be reimbursed for child welfare training expenditures made by a nonprofit educational institution in the state.
H 5145 - DeLauro
Breast Density Reporting to Physicians and Patients
07/17/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires breast density reporting to physicians and patients by facilities that perform mammograms.
H 5175 - Lance
Affordable Care Act Risk Corridor Program Repeal
07/23/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the risk corridor program.
H 5177 - Maffei
Affordable Care Act Congressional Health Program
07/23/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to eliminate benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for Members of Congress so they are treated the same way as other taxpayers.
H 5183 - Black
Medicare Value-Based Insurance Design Program
07/23/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes and lower health care expenditures.
H 5186 - Stivers
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Definitions
07/24/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the definition of homeless person under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth.
H 564 - Pallone
Social Security Act
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers to help families of children with disabilities or special health care needs make informed choices about health care for their children.
H 565 - Pallone
Public Health Service Act
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by State educational agencies to identify more at-risk families.
H 567 - Rokita
Social Security Act
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes.
H 574 - Schwartz
Social Security Act
02/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform Medicare payment for physicians' services by eliminating the sustainable growth rate system and providing incentives for the adoption of innovative payment and delivery models to improve quality and efficiency.
H 577 - Stockman
Mentally Incompetent Persons
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 582 - Turner M
Internal Revenue Code
02/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the individual and employer health insurance mandates.
H 594 - Burgess
Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance
07/24/2014 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Reauthorizes and extends the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and Education Amendments of 2008.
H 602 - Miller J
Treatment as Adjudicated Mentally Incompetent
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 607 - Thornberry
PPACA and Sequestration Delays
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Delays until 2016 provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015 and to delay the application of sequestration until 2014.
H 61 - Blackburn
Public Health Service Act
01/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.
H 628 - Napolitano
School Based Mental Health Programs
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.
H 635 - Pearce
Veterans Affairs and Community Health Care Providers
02/22/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with community health care providers to improve access to health care for veterans in highly rural areas.
H 660 - Lee B
National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium to provide grants and coordinate research with respect to the causes of, and risk factors associated with, neuromyelitis optica.
H 670 - Pierluisi
Social Security Enrollment and Puerto Rico
02/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Part B of the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico and to provide a special enrollment period and a reduction in the late enrollment penalties for certain residents of Puerto Rico.
H 671 - Pingree
Military Sexual Trauma and Disability Compensation
06/06/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
H 672 - Rahall
Opioid Treatment Assistance and Federal Oversight
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for increased Federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to States in reducing opioid abuse, diversion, and deaths.
H 689 - Blumenauer
Marijuana Rescheduling and Medical Use
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for the rescheduling of marijuana and for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the Laws of the various States.
H 698 - Capps
Organs Infected With HIV Safeguards and Standards
07/30/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
H 7 - Boehner
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act
01/29/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act; prohibits federally funded abortions; provides exemptions; prohibits a refundable tax credit and cost-sharing reductions for coverage under a qualified health plan that provides coverage for abortion; disallows a small employer health insurance expense credit for a plan which includes coverage for abortion; relates to notice requirements regarding disclosure of extent of health plan coverage of abortion and abortion premium surcharges.
H 702 - Braley
Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program.
H 710 - Farr
Medical Use of Marijuana
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 18, United States Code, to provide an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the Laws of the various States.
H 713 - Gerlach
Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Cap Repeal
02/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.
H 728 - Maloney C
Pharmacies and FDA Approved Contraception
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception.
H 729 - McDermott
NIH and Sequestration
02/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt the National Institutes of Health from sequestration under Section 251A for fiscal year 2013 and reduces the sequestration by the amount of the exemption.
H 752 - McNerney
Drug Free Workplace Information Clearinghouse
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a drug-free workplace information clearinghouse, support residential methamphetamine treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women, and improve the prevention and treatment of methamphetamine addiction.
H 762 - Blackburn
PPACA and Cooperative Governing
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
H 763 - Boustany
PPACA and Fee on Health Insurance Providers
04/24/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Repeals the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 779 - Issa
National Health Program
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND LABOR: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and amends Title 5, United States Code, to establish a national health program administered by the Office of Personnel Management to offer Federal employee health benefits plans to individuals who are not Federal employees.
H 781 - Johnson S
Medicare Cards and Social Security Numbers
02/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit the inclusion of Social Security account numbers on Medicare cards.
H 784 - Lee B
Medical Marijuana and Civil Forfeiture
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by State law.
H 79 - Christensen
Federal Medical Assistance to Territories
01/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the territories.
H 794 - Schakowsky
Medicare and Clinical Psychologists
02/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare Program.
H 800 - Whitfield
Medicare and Drug Prices
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Part B of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals under Medicare.
H 805 - Price T
Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Contracts
03/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals certain changes to contracts with Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations.
H 806 - Brownley
Veterans Affairs Medical Budget Accuracy Reports
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the requirement for annual reports on Comptroller General reviews of the accuracy of Department of Veterans Affairs medical budget submissions.
H 81 - Christensen
High Risk Insurance Pool Program and US Territories
01/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Subtitle B of Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend the temporary high-risk insurance pool program to the territories.
H 82 - Jackson Lee
Social Security Act
01/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.
H 820 - Waxman
Food Animals and Antimicrobial Drug Use Reporting
03/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance the reporting requirements pertaining to use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals.
H 834 - LoBiondo
Veterans Affairs and Cost-Benefit Analyses
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct cost-benefit analyses for the provision of medical care by the Department of Veterans Affairs in certain geographic areas served by multiple Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
H 846 - Olson
Medicare and Diagnostic Imaging Services
03/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.
H 855 - Hall R
Medicaid Coverage of Optometrists
03/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require Medicaid coverage of optometrists.
H 896 - Engel
Medicaid and CHIP and Maternity Care
03/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
H 897 - Hahn
Homeless Veterans
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 903 - Boustany
Employer Health Insurance Mandate Repeal
02/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the employer health insurance mandate.
H 912 - Hanabusa
Medicaid and the Freely Associated States
03/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to restore Medicaid coverage for citizens of the Freely Associated States lawfully residing in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association between the Government of the United States and the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
H 920 - McMorris Rodger
National Health Service Corps and Optometrists
03/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.
H 923 - Nadler
Prescription Drug Advertisements and Tax Deductions
02/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny any deduction for direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs.
H 928 - Schakowsky
Medicare and Prescription Drug Prices
03/07/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare Program.
H 940 - Black
PPACA and Abortion
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, and amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
H 942 - Crowley
Medicare and Complex Rehabilitation Technology
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013; amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program, including wheelchairs, highly configurable manual wheelchairs, adaptive seating and positioning systems, and other specialized equipment.
H 948 - Reed T
Electronic Data and Human Services Programs
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes consistent requirements for the electronic content and format of data used in the administration of certain human services programs under the Social Security Act.
H 958 - Larsen
Wounded Veterans and Reproductive Assistance
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses.
H 962 - Davis S
Medicare and Diabetes
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
H 963 - DeGette
Low Income Individuals and Dental Care
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Assists low-income individuals in obtaining medically recommended dental care.
H 970 - Michaud
Child Support and States Charging for Collection
03/07/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HUMAN RESOURCES.
Amends Part D of Title IV of the Social Security Act to prohibit States from charging child support recipients for the collection of child support.
H 975 - Walz
Armed Forces and Mental Conditions
03/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend the duration of the Physical Disability Board of Review and to the expand the authority of such Board to review of the separation of members of the Armed Forces on the basis of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation on the basis of a personality or adjustment disorder.
H 986 - Schock
Rural Health Clinic Fairness Act of 2013
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Rural Health Clinic Fairness Act of 2013; amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the eligibility of eligible professionals practicing in rural health clinics for electronic health records and quality improvement incentives under Medicare.
H 991 - Hall R
Medicare and Colorectal Cancer Screening
03/06/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
HCR 54 - Graves T
Legislation Enrollment Corrections
09/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.J. Res. 62.
HCR 72 - Ryan P
Corrections to the Enrollment of HJR59
12/20/2013 - In SENATE. Indefinitely postponed.
Provides for corrections to the enrollment of H. J. Res. 59.
HJR 110 - Lankford
Health Care Compact
03/20/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Grants the consent of congress to the Health Care Compact.
HJR 59 - Rogers H
Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2014
12/26/2013 - Public Law No. 113-67
Relates to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014; makes continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
HJR 62 - Graves T
Stability Security and Fairness Resolution of 2013
09/12/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution of 2013; makes continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
HJR 63 - McCaul
Disapproval for Congressional Staff Health Treatment
09/16/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Provides for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Personnel Management relating to the treatment of Members of Congress and congressional staff under section 1312 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HJR 65 - Crawford
Affordable Care Funds in Appropriations Resolution
09/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Relates to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014; requires reaffirmation of the Affordable Care Act and making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
HJR 66 - Reed T
Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 2014
09/27/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014; makes continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
HJR 67 - Crawford
2014 Appropriations and Affirmation of Affordable Care
09/30/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Requires reaffirmation of the Affordable Care Act; makes continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
HJR 73 - Kingston
2014 National Institutes of Health Appropriations
10/03/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes continuing appropriations for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2014.
HRES 215 - Burgess
Consideration of HR 45
05/16/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 45) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
HRES 300 - Burgess
Consideration of HR 2668 and HR 2667
07/17/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2668) to delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 2667) to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate.
HRES 322 - Cole
Consideration of HR 367 HR 2009 and HR 2879
08/01/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 367) to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2009) to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2879) to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration.
HRES 339 - Burgess
Consideration of HR 2775
09/11/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2775) to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational.
HRES 344 - Gohmert
Definition of Congressional Staff for Health Care
09/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives to direct, for the purpose of interpreting Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance with respect to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that the definition of "congressional staff" employed by an "official office" shall include all committee staff, all joint committee staff, and all staff employed by leadership offices of the House of Representatives.
HRES 382 - Hunter
Red Ribbon Week
10/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Supports the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week, October 23, 2013 through October 31, 2013.
HRES 406 - Loebsack
National School Psychology Week
11/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Expresses support for designation of the week beginning on November 11, 2013, as National School Psychology Week.
HRES 413 - Burgess
Consideration of HR3350
11/15/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3350) to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement.
HRES 426 - Doyle
Designation of the Thursday Before Thanksgiving
11/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Expresses support for the designation of the Thursday before Thanksgiving as "Children's Grief Awareness Day".
HRES 455 - Burgess
Consideration of H2279 H3362 and H3811
01/09/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of H2279 to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act relating to review of regulations under such Act and to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to financial responsibility for classes of facilities; provides for consideration of H3362 to amend the Affordable Care Act to require transparency in Benefit Exchanges; provides for consideration of H3811 to require notification of breaches of personal information through Exchanges.
HRES 471 - Sanchez Li
National School Counseling Week
02/03/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Expresses support for designation of the week of February 3, 2014, through February 7, 2014, as "National School Counseling Week".
HRES 497 - Burgess
Greenhouse Gas Standard Establishment
03/05/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3826) to provide direction to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the establishment of standards for emissions of any greenhouse gas from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 4118) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to delay the implementation of the penalty for failure to comply with the individual health insurance mandate.
HRES 515 - Burgess
Bill Consideration
03/13/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3189) to prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 4015) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals.
HRES 530 - Burgess
Full Time Employee Classification
04/02/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2575) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.
HRES 555 - Burgess
Health Plan Treatment
04/29/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4414) to clarify the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees.
HRES 556 - Murphy T
Designation of May 2014 As Mental Health Month
04/29/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Expresses support for the designation of May 2014 as Mental Health Month.
ID S 1042 - Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee
Health Insurance Exchange
02/08/2013 - From SENATE Committee on COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES: Do pass.
Adds to existing law to establish the Health Insurance Exchange and the board; provides for powers and authority of the exchange; provides for reporting; authorizes reliance by the exchange on other agencies; provides that the exchange shall not preempt the duties of the Department of Insurance.
S 1012 - Blunt
Medicare Integrity Program Auditors
05/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; improves operations of recovery auditors under the Medicare integrity program; increases transparency and accuracy in audits conducted by contractors.
S 1031 - Hatch
Health Care Access
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; improves access to health care through expanded health savings accounts.
S 1053 - Wyden
Social Security Act
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs.
S 1058 - Heller
Homeless Veteran Per Diem Payments
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 1060 - Klobuchar
Public Health Service Act
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to facilitate emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculum for military veterans.
S 1064 - Brown S
Medicare Psychologist Services
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.
S 1089 - Collins
Veterans and Prescription Drug Take-Back
06/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
S 1091 - Mikulski
Alzheimer's Disease Research Semipostal Stamp
06/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the issuance of an Alzheimer's Disease Research Semipostal Stamp.
S 1119 - Collins
Mental Health Services
06/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for integration of mental health services and mental health treatment outreach teams.
S 1123 - Carper
Medicare and Medicaid Waste and Fraud
06/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
S 1128 - Toomey
Orphan Drug Exception on Branded Pharmaceuticals
06/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Clarifies the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
S 1137 - Wyden
Medicare Payments for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
06/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program.
S 1143 - Moran Je
Physician Supervision of Therapeutic Outpatient Service
06/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to physician supervision of therapeutic hospital outpatient services.
S 1152 - Reed
Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future
06/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to help build a stronger health care workforce; provides grants to eligible states to enable such states to implement scholarship programs to ensure an adequate supply of physicians, dentists, behavioral and mental health professionals, certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners, pharmacists or other health profession; provides student eligibility and licensure requirements.
S 1154 - Roberts
American Health Benefit Exchanges
06/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.
S 1155 - Tester
IT Appropriations for Veterans Mental Health
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Provides for advance appropriations for certain information technology accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to include mental health professionals in training programs of the Department.
S 116 - Reed
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Revision
01/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Revises and extends provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
S 1164 - Pryor
Church Health Care Plans
06/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to clarify provisions with respect to church plans.
S 117 - Klobuchar
Medicare and Prescription Drug Price Negotiation
01/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered Part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
S 1180 - Grassley
Public Availability of Medicare Claims Data
06/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the public availability of Medicare claims data.
S 1184 - Carper
Medicare Obesity Prevention and Treatment
06/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include information on the coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity in the Medicare and You Handbook; provides for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity.
S 1188 - Collins
Definition of Full Time Employee for Affordable Care
06/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1198 - McCaskill
Medicare Premiums for High Income Beneficiaries
06/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for adjustments to Medicare part B and D premiums for high-income beneficiaries.
S 1204 - Coburn
Abortion Discrimination and Rights of Conscience
06/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services; amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
S 1220 - Kirk
Medicare Rehabilitation Innovation Centers
06/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
S 1228 - Wyden
Medicare Incentives for Maintaining Better Health
06/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.
S 1244 - Pryor
Agriculture Rural Development and FDA Appropriations
06/27/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
An original bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
S 1265 - Alexander L
Medicare Competitive Acquisition Program in Tennessee
06/27/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the implementation of round 2 of the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Program for competitive acquisition areas in Tennessee.
S 1272 - Roberts
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
07/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.
S 1277 - Boxer
Prescription Drug Abuse
07/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes a commission for the purpose of coordinating efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse.
S 1286 - Rockefeller
Safety Net Provider Electronic Health Records
07/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Encourages the adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology by safety net providers and clinics.
S 1292 - Cruz
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Funding
07/16/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Prohibits the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1296 - Nelson Bi
Wounded Warrior Act Interoperable Health Records
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to establish a specific timeline for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to achieve interoperable electronic health records.
S 1315 - Cornyn
Enforcement Prohibition on Patient Protection Act
07/18/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
S 1316 - Cornyn
Patient Protection Independent Payment Advisory Board
07/18/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
S 1318 - Schumer
Medicare Coverage for Podiatric Services
07/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care; amends such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare.
S 133 - Roberts
Health Care and Comparative Effectiveness Research
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Protects all patients by prohibiting the use of data obtained from comparative effectiveness research to deny or delay coverage of items or services under Federal health care programs and to ensure that comparative effectiveness research accounts for advancements in personalized medicine and differences in patient treatment response.
S 1330 - Begich
Affordable Care Employer Responsibility
07/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Delays the implementation of the employer responsibility provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1332 - Collins
Timely Access to Medicare Home Health Services
07/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
S 135 - Vitter
Family Planning Grants and Abortions
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends Title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.
S 136 - Vitter
Stem Cell Research Tax Credit
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a Federal income tax credit for certain stem cell research expenditures.
S 1365 - Nelson Bi
Medicare Exceptions for Prescription Drug Plans
07/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare Part D.
S 137 - Vitter
Abortion Related Discrimination
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
S 139 - Vitter
Abortions and Admitting Privilege Requirements
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Imposes admitting privilege requirements with respect to physicians who perform abortions.
S 1405 - Schumer
Medicare Ambulance Add On Payments
07/31/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of certain ambulance add-on payments under the Medicare program.
S 1408 - Gillibrand
Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act
07/31/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Communities with Religious Leaders for the Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act of 2013; addresses the dramatic increase of HIV/AIDS in minority communities; authorizes grants to eligible health entities to conduct any of specified activities for the purpose of reducing HIV/AIDS among minority groups and for substance abuse and mental health services and counseling.
S 1417 - Hagan
Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
02/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013; relates to improved newborn and child screening and follow-up for heritable disorders, evaluating the effectiveness of such screening and follow-up programs, the advisory committee on heritable disorders in newborns and children, the clearinghouse of newborn screening information, laboratory quality and surveillance, the National contingency plan for such screening, and a related research program.
S 142 - Casey
Abortions and Federal Funds
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds for abortions.
S 1422 - Cardin
Scoring of Preventive Health Savings
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
S 1425 - Durbin
FDA Registration of Dietary Supplements
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Improves the safety of dietary supplements by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require manufacturers of dietary supplements to register dietary supplements with the Food and Drug Administration and to amend labeling requirements with respect to dietary supplements.
S 143 - Casey
Abortion Participation Refusal and Discrimination
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Prohibits discrimination and retaliation against individuals and health care entities that refuse to recommend, refer for, provide coverage for, pay for, provide, perform, assist, or participate in abortions.
S 1439 - Warner
Medicare Illness Care Coordination Services
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries.
S 144 - Casey
PPACA and Pregnancy Assistance Fund
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize additional funding for the pregnancy assistance fund.
S 1444 - Wyden
Medicare Rural Anesthesia Service Payments
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified anesthetists in such hospitals.
S 1445 - Pryor
Optometrists Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.
S 1455 - Coburn
Affordable Care Household Income Verification
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Conditions the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income is operational.
S 1469 - Paul Ra
Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act; provides higher-quality, lower-cost health care to seniors; includes enrolling seniors in the same health care plans as members of Congress, covered individuals, coverage of high risk individuals, and the transition of Medicare patients to coverage under the federal employees health benefits program.
S 1474 - Begich
State of Alaska Indian Tribes Agreements
05/21/2014 - In SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Encourages the State of Alaska to enter into intergovernmental agreements with Indian tribes in the State relating to the enforcement of certain State Laws by Indian tribes, to improve the quality of life in rural Alaska, to reduce alcohol and drug abuse.
S 1487 - Thune
Tax Credit Limitation Under Affordable Care Act
09/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Limits the availability of tax credits and reductions in cost-sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to individuals who receive health insurance coverage pursuant to the provisions of a Taft-Hartley plan.
S 1488 - Coats
Application of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate
09/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Delays the application of the individual health insurance mandate; delays the application of the employer health insurance mandate.
S 1490 - Flake
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Delay
09/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Delays the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1493 - Cardin
Efficient Dispensation of Outpatient Prescription Drugs
09/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage the use of dispensing techniques that foster efficiency and reduce wasteful dispensing of outpatient prescription drugs in long-term care facilities.
S 1497 - Vitter
Affordable Care Provisions for Congressional Staff
09/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply the provisions of the Act to certain Congressional staff and members of the executive branch.
S 1503 - Durbin
School Access To Emergency Epinephrine Act
09/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Relates to the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).
S 1511 - Rockefeller
Improvement of the Adoption Incentives Program
09/17/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to remove barriers to the adoption of children in foster care through reauthorization and improvement of the adoption incentives program.
S 1517 - Whitehouse
Information Technology Assistance for Mental Health
09/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Public Health Services Act and the Social Security Act to extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
S 1518 - Hatch
Outcomes for Youth At Risk for Sex Trafficking
09/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Improves outcomes for youth at risk for sex trafficking.
S 1522 - Sanders
Oral Health Care for Underserved Populations
09/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Improves access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
S 1525 - Hatch
Security of Private Health Exchange Information
09/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Ensures that the personal and private information of Americans enrolling in Exchanges established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is secured with proper privacy and data security safeguards.
S 153 - Begich
Mental Health First Aid Training Programs
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
S 1539 - Fischer
Family Planning Adoption Information Requirements
09/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires assurances that certain family planning service projects and programs will provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.
S 154 - Coburn
PPACA and Federal Abortion Funding Ban
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that the coverage offered under multi-State qualified health plans offered in Exchanges is consistent with the Federal abortion funding ban.
S 1540 - Brown S
Veterans Residential Care Funding Recovery Exception
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Includes contracts and grants for residential care for veterans in the exception to the requirement that the federal government recover a portion of the value of certain projects.
S 1545 - Menendez
PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act
12/02/2013 - Public Law No. 113-56
Creates the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013; amends the the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003; makes changes relating to the global HIV/AIDS strategy, an annual treatment study, participation in the global fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, an annual report concerning AIDS and HIV, orphans and vulnerable children, and other matters.
S 1547 - Burr
Veterans Affairs Dialysis Pilot Program Review
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the dialysis pilot program implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and submit a report to Congress before expanding that program.
S 1550 - Wyden
Human Based Armed Forces Medical Training Requirement
09/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of severe combat injuries.
S 1552 - Baldwin
Teacher Development Opportunities
09/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Demonstrates a commitment to scientists by increasing opportunities for the development of our next generation of teachers; establishes the Next Generation of Research Initiative to promote policies and programs within the National Institutes of Health that are aimed at improving opportunities for new researchers, including policies such as the Pathway to Independence Award, the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the Early Independence Award, and Early-Stage Investigator grant review procedures.
S 1555 - Wicker
Reductions in Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
09/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a delay in the implementation schedule of the reductions in disproportionate share hospital payments.
S 1557 - Casey
Childrens Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act
04/07/2014 - Public Law No. 113-98
Creates the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013; amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for and finances to graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals; provides for the establishment of a residency cap for the purpose of calculating payments; authorizes the establishment of a bonus system for funding to participating hospitals that meet specified standards.
S 1562 - Sanders
Older Americans Act of 1965 Reauthorization
01/06/2014 - From SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDU., LAB & PENSIONS: Reported by Sen. Harkin with an amend. in the nature of a substitute.
Creates the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act; relates to state and community programs on aging, home delivered nutrition services programs, evidenced-based disease prevention and health promotion services, older relative caregivers, individuals with disabilities, the national family caregiver support program, and the training of senior volunteers to prevent and identify health care fraud and abuse under the Medicare program.
S 1570 - Murkowski
Indian Health Service Budget Authority
04/02/2014 - In SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority.
S 1575 - Begich
Native Americans Affordable Care Definitions
10/16/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Corrects inconsistencies in the definitions relating to Native Americans in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1580 - Begich
Homeless Veterans Services Code Compliance
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require recipients of per diem payments from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the provision of services for homeless veterans to comply with codes relevant to operations and level of care provided.
S 1581 - Sanders
Armed Forces Sexual Trauma and Domestic Abuse
11/19/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide counseling and treatment for sexual trauma to members of the Armed Forces, to require the Secretary to screen veterans for domestic abuse, to require the Secretary to submit reports on military sexual trauma and domestic abuse.
S 1583 - Sanders
Veterans With Mental Health Disorders
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an education program and peer support program for the education and training of family members and caregivers of veterans with mental health disorders.
S 1588 - Hirono
Veterans Emergency Medical Treatment
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment to certain veterans that were unable to receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 24-month period preceding the furnishing of such emergency treatment.
S 1589 - Burr
Veterans Integrated Service Network Assessment
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs has an up-to-date policy on reporting of cases of infectious diseases; requires an independent assessment of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks and medical centers of the Department.
S 1590 - Alexander L
American Health Benefit Exchanges Transparency
10/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require transparency in the operation of American Health Benefit Exchanges.
S 1592 - Rubio
Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate Delay
10/29/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for a delay of the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until the American Health Benefit Exchanges are functioning properly.
S 160 - Merkley
Consumer Credit Reports and Medical Debt
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Excludes from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled.
S 1617 - Johnson R
Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Retention
10/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that individuals can keep their health insurance coverage.
S 162 - Franken
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment Act Reauthorization
06/20/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Reauthorizes and improves the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004.
S 1642 - Landrieu
Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise
11/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act; permits the continuation of certain health plans; relates to the continuation of grandfathered health plans and the transparency of grandfathered health plan notifications.
S 1647 - Roberts
Affordable Care Act Medicine Distribution Repeal
11/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin.
S 1655 - Boozman
Retirement Community State Tax Medicaid Waivers
11/06/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve waivers under the Medicaid Program under title XIX of the Social Security Act that are related to State provider taxes that exempt certain retirement communities.
S 1657 - Udall T
Increasing the Safety of Prescription Drug Use
05/14/2014 - SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL: hearings held.
Creates the Increasing the Safety of Prescription Drug Use Act; relates to a federal controlled substance monitoring program with interoperable monitoring by states and federal agencies using electronic health records and e-prescribing and that provides real-time or daily information about a patient when requested by a practitioner; requires a practitioner to use the state database information to help prescribe or renew a prescription; relates to records confidentiality; provides related training grants.
S 1666 - Rubio
Affordable Care Act Patient Navigator Program
11/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve the patient navigator program.
S 1668 - Bennet
Trauma Impact Report on Discharged Armed Forces Members
11/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a Comptroller General of the United States report on the impact of certain mental and physical trauma on the discharge of members of the Armed Forces for misconduct.
S 1671 - Manchin
Affordable Care Act Individual Coverage Mandate Delay
11/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Delays the implementation of the individual health coverage mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1682 - Casey
Veterans Affairs Academic and Vocational Improvements
11/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain clarifications and improvements in the academic and vocational counseling programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1685 - Portman
Mental Health Information Technology Assistance
11/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Social Security Act to extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
S 1693 - Shaheen
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Extension
11/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend the initial open enrollment period.
S 1696 - Blumenthal
Womans Health Protection Act
07/15/2014 - In SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY: Hearings held.
Creates the Women's Health Protection Act of 2013; ensures that abortion services will continue to be available and that abortion providers are not singled out for medically unwarranted restrictions that harm women by preventing them from accessing safe abortion services; provides a list of limitations or requirements that are unlawful and shall not be imposed or applied by any government because they single out the provision of abortion services for restrictions that are more burdensome.
S 1699 - Udall M
Individual or Small Group Health Insurance Renewal
11/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Permits individuals to renew certain health insurance coverage offered in the individual or small group markets and to provide that such individuals would not be subject to the individual mandate penalty.
S 1703 - Murkowski
Information for Soldiers on Mental Health Services
11/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the provision of information to members of the Armed Forces on availability of mental health services and related privacy rights.
S 1711 - Barrasso
State Opt Out of Affordable Care Act
11/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Enables states to opt out of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1719 - Murray
Poison Center Grants and Communications
12/18/2013 - In SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS: Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program.
S 1722 - Pryor
Training of Child Protection Professionals
11/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Improves the training of child protection professionals.
S 1723 - Vitter
Affordable Care Act Anti Kickback Laws
11/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Clarifies that the anti-kickback Laws apply to qualified health plans, the federally-facilitated marketplaces, and other plans and programs under title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1724 - Thune
Affordable Care Act Reinsurance Fee
11/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides that the reinsurance fee for the transitional reinsurance program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be applied equally to all health insurance issuers and group health plans.
S 1729 - Begich
Affordable Care Act Levels of Coverage
11/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide further options with respect to levels of coverage under qualified health plans.
S 1751 - Heller
Veterans Medical Disabilities Examinations
11/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves authorities for performance of medical disabilities examinations by contract physicians for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1754 - Murray
Financial Aid Process Improvements for Homeless Youths
11/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster children and youth.
S 1758 - Baldwin
Increase in Access to Medicare Data
11/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
S 1759 - Sanders
Teaching Health Center Program
11/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Reauthorizes the teaching health center program.
S 1769 - Toomey
Medical Malpractice and Liability Action Standards
11/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Limits the establishment of certain standards of care or duties of care owed by health care providers to patients in any medical malpractice or medical product liability action or claim.
S 177 - Cruz
PPACA Repeal
01/30/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 entirely.
S 1778 - Burr
Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act
12/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Creates the Child Protection Act of 2013; requires the Attorney General to publish and submit a report on the penalties for violations of laws prohibiting child abuse in each State, including whether the laws of each State provide for enhanced penalties when a victim of child abuse suffers serious bodily injury, or permanent or protracted loss or impairment of any mental or emotional function.
S 1782 - Sanders
Health Care for Every American and To Control the Cost
12/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for health care for every American; controls the cost and enhances the quality of the health care system.
S 1787 - Rockefeller
Medicaid Medical Loss Ratio Requirement
12/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Requires a medical loss ratio of 85 percent for Medicaid managed care plans.
S 1791 - Rockefeller
Treatment of Certain Hospitals Under Medicare
12/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for the treatment of certain hospitals under the Medicare program.
S 1798 - Warner
Affordable Care Act Emergency Services Volunteers
12/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Ensures that emergency services volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1815 - Begich
National Health Service Corps Therapists
12/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.
S 1822 - Durbin
Medical Schools Requirements Outside US and Canada
12/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fair and consistent eligibility requirements for graduate medical schools operating outside the United States and Canada.
S 183 - McCaskill
Medicare and Fairness in Hospital Payments
01/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for fairness in hospital payments under the Medicare program.
S 1831 - Manchin
National Yellow Dot Program
12/16/2013 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes a national Yellow Dot Program to alert law enforcement and emergency services personnel to the medical conditions, prescriptions, and other vital information necessary to treat drivers and passengers in motor vehicles in emergency circumstances.
S 1848 - Roberts
Health Plan Coverage of Abortion
12/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Concerns the notice requirements regarding the extent of health plan coverage of abortion and abortion premium surcharges.
S 1849 - Alexander L
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Enrollment
12/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a fixed annual open enrollment period.
S 185 - Ayotte
Discretionary Programs Automatic Inflation Increases
01/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Eliminates the automatic inflation increases for discretionary programs built into the baseline projections and requires budget estimates to be compared with the prior year's level.
S 1850 - Stabenow
Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization
12/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Creates the Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013; relates to the assessment of refugee domestic resettlement programs, refugee assistance, social services funding, the collection of data on mental, physical and medical cases of refugees with medical needs, housing needs, employment and self-sufficiency, and guidance regarding refugee placement decisions.
S 1851 - McCain
Empowering Patients First Act
12/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Empowering Patients First Act of 2013; relates to tax incentives for maintaining health insurance coverage for individuals and small employers, abortion funding, health insurance interstate market, children's health insurance program, claims information, Medicare contracting, student loans and loan forgiveness for physicians, a reduction of Medicaid fraud and waste and abuse, Medicare secondary payor provisions, and Medicare provider enrollment standards.
S 1860 - Heller
Medical Liability System
12/19/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Reforms the medical liability system, improve access to health care for rural and indigent patients, enhance access to affordable prescription drugs.
S 1871 - Baucus
SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Accessory
01/16/2014 - From SENATE Committee on FINANCE: Reported without amendment and with written report.
Creates the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013; repeals the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula and to improve beneficiary access under the Medicare program; relates to Medicare payment for physicians' services, and benefits for Medicare beneficiaries.
S 1886 - Merkley
Qualified Health Plan Coverage
12/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Ensures that individuals who attempted to, or who are enrolled in, qualified health plans offered through an Exchange have continuity of coverage and to require Exchanges to make coverage under qualified health plans retroactive to January 1, 2014.
S 1892 - Collins
Veterans Health Registry Registry
12/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a health registry of veterans who were stationed at or underwent training at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, and Canada and who applies for care and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, files a claim for disability compensation, dies and is survived by individuals who file a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation, requests a health examination, receives a health examination or request registry inclusion.
S 1894 - Cochran
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Repeal
12/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act if it is determined that the Act has resulted in increasing the number of uninsured individuals.
S 1902 - Barrasso
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
01/09/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires notification of individuals of breaches of personally identifiable information through echanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1915 - Flake
Health Insurance Issuers Additional Plan Options
01/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Permits health insurance issuers to offer additional plan options to individuals.
S 1932 - Wyden
Better Care Lower Cost Act
01/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the Better Care, Lower Cost Act; amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare Better Care Program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.
S 1935 - Thune
Medicare and Diabetic Testing Supplies
01/16/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore access to diabetic testing supplies for Medicare beneficiaries.
S 1940 - Franken
Medicaid Program Reimbursement
01/16/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides reimbursement under the Medicaid program to individuals and entities that provide voluntary non-emergency medical transportation to Medicaid beneficiaries for expenses related to no-load travel.
S 1944 - Shaheen
Health Care Fraud Prevention
01/16/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud.
S 195 - Franken
School-based Comprehensive Mental Health Programs
02/12/2013 - Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION, CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS hearings held.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.
S 1954 - Moran Je
Enforcement Instruction on Supervision Extension
02/11/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2014.
S 1959 - Schumer
Commercial Robocalls
01/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Criminalizes the knowing use of commercial robocalls without the prior express written consent of the recipient.
S 1978 - Udall T
Primary Care Services Training
01/30/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Increases access to primary care services through training and accountability improvements.
S 1980 - Rockefeller
Medicaid and Children's Health Continuous Enrollment
02/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program and to promote quality care.
S 1992 - Baldwin
Medicaid Therapeutic Foster Care Services
02/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a standard definition of therapeutic foster care services in Medicaid.
S 2000 - Baucus
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
02/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals, and for other purposes.
S 2005 - Coburn
Certain hospital Payment Data Reporting
02/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the reporting of certain hospital payment data under the Medicare program.
S 2007 - Fischer
Clinical and Health Software Regulation
02/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for regulating clinical and health software.
S 2035 - Begich
Suicide Prevention and Brain Research
02/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides funding to the National Institute of Mental Health to support suicide prevention and brain research, including funding for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.
S 2037 - Roberts
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act
02/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
S 2046 - Brown S
Hearing Health Services and Benefits
02/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries coordinated care and greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits.
S 2064 - Roberts
Affordable Care Act Provision Repeals
02/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for the repeal of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have the effect of rationing health care.
S 2082 - Menendez
Medicare Inpatient Stay Criteria
03/05/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for the development of criteria under the Medicare program for medically necessary short inpatient hospital stays.
S 2087 - Pryor
Medicare Program Changes Reconciliation
03/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Protects the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program.
S 2092 - Markey
Liability for Administration of Opioid Overdose Drugs
05/14/2014 - SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL: hearings held.
Provides certain protections from civil liability with respect to the emergency administration of opioid overdose drugs.
S 2103 - Boozman
Federal Aviation Administration Administrator
03/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots.
S 2106 - Fischer
Individual Health Insurance Mandate
03/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the individual health insurance mandate not apply until the employer health insurance mandate is enforced without exceptions.
S 2110 - Wyden
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
03/12/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate; improves Medicare and Medicaid payments.
S 2115 - Durbin
Biomedical Research Investment
03/12/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for the establishment of a fund to provide for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.
S 2122 - Hatch
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
03/13/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and to improve Medicare and Medicaid payments.
S 2134 - Manchin
Zohydro Er Approval
03/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Withdraws approval for the drug Zohydro Er and prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from approving such drug unless it is reformulated to prevent abuse.
S 214 - Klobuchar
Generic Drugs and Compensation for Delay of Entry
07/23/2013 - Subcommittee on ANTITRUST, BUSINESS RIGHTS, AND COMPETITION hearings held.
Prohibits brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market.
S 2144 - McCaskill
Vacuum Erection System Competitive Bidding
03/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare competitive bidding to vacuum erection systems and to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a national mail order program for such devices.
S 2150 - Blumenthal
Drug Repurposing Research Encouragement
03/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Advances the public health by encouraging independent innovators to pursue drug repurposing research and develop new treatments and cures by providing appropriate intellectual property protections for those innovations.
S 2157 - Wyden
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
03/26/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and to improve Medicare and Medicaid payments.
S 2166 - Manchin
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify provisions relating to determinations of full-time equivalent employees for purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 2173 - Landrieu
Qualified Health Plan Direct Enrollment
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide a permanent path for the direct enrollment of individuals in qualified health plans.
S 2174 - Warner
Health Insurance Coverage
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide greater flexibility in offering health insurance coverage across state lines.
S 2175 - Landrieu
Agent and Broker Marketplace Enrollment
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to enhance access for independent agents and brokers to information regarding marketplace enrollment.
S 2176 - Warner
Individual Privacy Preservation
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Revises reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to preserve the privacy of individuals.
S 2179 - Murray
Benefits for Homeless Veterans
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to waive the minimum period of continuous active duty in the Armed Forces for receipt of benefits for homeless veterans, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish benefits for homeless veterans to homeless veterans with discharges or releases from service in the Armed Forces under other than honorable condition.
S 2182 - Walsh
Veterans Health Administration
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands and improves care provided to veterans and members of the Armed Forces with mental health disorders or at risk of suicide, to review the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2186 - Begich
Minimum Medicare Payment Rate
03/31/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a minimum Medicare payment rate for primary care services furnished by primary care physicians.
S 2187 - Begich
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program
03/31/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program.
S 2190 - Blunt
Health Care Exempt Employees
04/01/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 2192 - Markey
National Alzheimers Project Act Annual Budget
04/01/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the National Alzheimer's Project Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health to prepare and submit, directly to the President for review and transmittal to Congress, an annual budget estimate for the initiatives of the National Institutes of Health pursuant to such an Act.
S 2205 - Enzi
Employer Health Insurance Mandate
04/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain small businesses from the employer health insurance mandate and to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of such mandate.
S 2211 - Murphy C
Incarcerated Youth Medical Assistance
04/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect the enrollment of incarcerated youth for medical assistance under the Medicaid program.
S 2217 - Tester
Mental Health Professional Military Records Board
04/07/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to enhance the participation of mental health professionals in boards for the correction of military records and boards for the review of the discharge or dismissal of members of the Armed Forces.
S 2231 - Portman
Military Enlistment Mental Health Assessment
04/09/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
S 2236 - Brown S
Efforts to Address Antimicrobial Resistance
04/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.
S 2240 - Coburn
Medicare Beneficiaries Advance Directives
04/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive.
S 2253 - Franken
Affordable Care Act Reinsurance Program Payments
04/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a temporary shift in the scheduled collection of the transitional reinsurance program payments.
S 2268 - Udall T
Grants for Border Area Health and Hazard Preparedness
04/29/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats.
S 2276 - Blunt
Access To Mental Health Services Under TRICARE
05/01/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve access to mental health services under the TRICARE program.
S 2278 - Coburn
Affordable Care Act Authority of Secretary of Health
05/01/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act so as to eliminate the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to limit the ability of medical providers to conduct lawful business.
S 2300 - Donnelly
Mental Health Assessments for Armed Forces
05/07/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct periodic mental health assessments for members of the Armed Forces and to submit reports with respect to mental health.
S 2333 - Murray
TRICARE Behavioral Health Treatment
05/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain behavioral health treatment under TRICARE for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
S 2339 - Barrasso
Affordable Care Act State Exchange Reimbursement
05/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require States with failed American Health Benefit Exchanges to reimburse the Federal Government for amounts provided under grants for the establishment and operation of such Exchanges.
S 2348 - Brown S
Colorectal Cancer Screening Coinsurance Waiver
05/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
S 2353 - Merkley
Medicare Provider Safe Nurse Staffing Levels
05/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers.
S 2357 - Murkowski
Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Data
05/20/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for improvements in the consistency of data collection, reporting, and assessment in connection with the suicide prevention efforts of the Department of Defense.
S 2359 - Franken
Access of Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Areas
05/20/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health care providers under the Medicare program.
S 236 - Murkowski
Social Security Act
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and physicians or practitioners to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
S 2361 - Nelson Bi
Medicare Fraud Crack Down
05/20/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to crack down on fraud in the Medicare program to protect seniors, people with disabilities, and taxpayers.
S 2368 - Brown S
Fairman Significant Event Tracker
05/21/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Creates the Fairman Significant Event Tracker Act of 2014; implements a significant event tracker system to train and enable members of the Armed Forces, including members of the reserve components thereof, to track exposures to traumatic events and address mental health issues during and after service.
S 2383 - Alexander L
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
05/22/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Directs the Office of the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Comptroller General of the United States to study the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on small businesses.
S 239 - Murkowski
Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Demonstration
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Extends the frontier extended stay clinic demonstration.
S 2413 - Sanders
Provision of Medical Services and Benefits to Veterans
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans.
S 2422 - Sanders
Access of Veterans to Medical Services
06/04/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Improves the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2424 - McCain
Veterans' Choice of Medical Providers
06/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides veterans with the choice of medical providers and to increase transparency and accountability of operations of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2425 - Begich
Veterans Health Administration Psychiatrists
06/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to reduce the shortage of psychiatrists in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs by repaying loans for certain psychiatrists, to carry out a pilot program to provide housing allowances to health care providers of the Veterans Health Administration who accept assignment at rural and highly rural clinics.
S 2428 - Leahy
Patient Relocation During Veterans Hospital Renovation
06/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides temporary care in the most cost effective manner when patients are relocated during medical facility construction and renovation projects.
S 2430 - Roberts
Affordable Care Act Inspector Genera
06/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act.
S 2445 - Boxer
Family Tools to Prevent Gun Violence
06/05/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.
S 2446 - Johnson R
Affordable Care Act Revenue Reporting
06/05/2014 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Requires the Congressional Budget Office to annually report changes in direct spending and revenue associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 2450 - Sanders
Access of Veterans To Medical Services
06/11/2014 - In SENATE. Companion measure passed in lieu of this measure.
Improves the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2461 - Rockefeller
Title XXI of the Social Security Act To Extend and Impr
06/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program.
S 2462 - Thune
Educational Institution Employee Health Insurance
06/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate.
S 2467 - Pryor
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Health Care Alterations
06/12/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from altering available health care and wait times for appointments for health care for certain veterans.
S 2468 - Hirono
Reimbursement for Emergency Medical Care
06/12/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment; requires that the Department of Veterans Affairs be treated as a participating provider for the recovery of the costs of certain medical care.
S 2471 - Whitehouse
Bankruptcy Protections for Medically Distressed
06/12/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 11 of the United States Code to provide bankruptcy protections for medically distressed debtors.
S 2491 - Pryor
Protections of the Medicare Program
06/19/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Protects the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program.
S 2492 - Scott T
Uninsured Access to High Quality Physician Care
06/18/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase access for the uninsured to high quality physician care.
S 25 - Hatch
Cost of Living for Retired Military Members
02/15/2014 - Public Law No. 113-82
Ensures that the reduced annual cost-of-living adjustment to the retired pay of members and former members of the Armed Forces under a specified age required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 will not apply to members or former members who first became members prior to a specified date; requires the establishment of a Transitional Fund for Sustainable Growth Rate Reform to provide funds to pay for physicians services under Part B to supplement a specified conversion.
S 2501 - Manchin
Medicare Readmissions Reduction Program
06/19/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the Medicare hospital re-admissions reduction program.
S 2502 - Cardin
Global Development Lab Act
06/19/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Creates the Global Development Lab Act of 2014; establishes in the United States Agency for International Development an entity to be known as the United States Global Development Lab which will increase the application of science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to develop and scale new solutions to end extreme poverty and to provide grants focused on the above factors and improved health outcomes.
S 2504 - Ayotte
Opioid and Heroin Abuse
06/19/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Addresses prescription opioid and heroin abuse.
S 2515 - Harkin
Community Integration Act of 2014
06/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the Community Integration Act of 2014; ensures that Medicaid beneficiaries have the opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.
S 252 - Alexander L
Prematurity Research Expansion and Education
11/27/2013 - Public Law No. 113-55
Creates the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act; relates to preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and infant mortality caused by prematurity; provides for research on the clinical, biological, social, environmental, genetic and behavioral factors relating to prematurity; makes changes relating to telemedicine and high-risk pregnancies and public and health care provider education; provides for the establishment of an advisory committee.
S 2529 - Shaheen
Controlled Substance Monitoring Program
06/25/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends and reauthorizes the controlled substance monitoring program under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act.
S 2531 - Murphy C
Rewards for State Juvenile Mental Health Services
06/25/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Rewards and incentivize evidence-based State policies that improve educational continuity and limit juvenile court involvement and incarceration for youth through a priority in awarding certain competitive grants offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
S 254 - Menendez
Public Health Service Act
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by State educational agencies to identify more at-risk families.
S 2545 - Ayotte
Secretary of Veterans Affair Employee Bonuses
06/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revoke bonuses paid to employees involved in electronic wait list manipulations.
S 2549 - Klobuchar
Safe and Affordable Drugs Importation
06/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; allows for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
S 2552 - Brown S
Medicare Advantage Market Transparency
06/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Enhances beneficiary and provider protections; improves transparency in the Medicare Advantage market.
S 2553 - Wyden
Post Acute Care Assessment Data
06/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning, and for other purposes.
S 2574 - Fischer
US Preventive Services Subject to Federal Advisory Act
07/09/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Makes the United States Preventive Services Task Force subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
S 2578 - Murray
Employer Interference in Employees' Birth Control
07/10/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Ensures that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
S 2586 - Kirk
Smart Card Pilot Program
07/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.
S 2622 - Feinstein
Mammograms and Breast Density Reporting
07/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires breast density reporting to physicians and patients by facilities that perform mammograms.
S 2639 - Baldwin
Veterans Affairs Graduate Medical Residency Positions
07/22/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of graduate medical education residency positions at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 264 - Stabenow
Community Mental Health Centers
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Expands access to community mental health centers and improve the quality of mental health care for all Americans.
S 2645 - Markey
Medication-Assisted Therapy
07/23/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides access to medication-assisted therapy.
S 2646 - Leahy
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and for Other Purposes
07/23/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
S 265 - Reed
Public Health Service Act
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for community-based mental health infrastructure improvement.
S 2653 - Feinstein
McKinney-Vento Homeless Definitions
07/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the definition of homeless person under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth.
S 2658 - Harkin
National Institutes of Health Funding
07/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Prioritizes funding for the National Institutes of Health to discover treatments and cures, to maintain global leadership in medical innovation, and to restore the purchasing power the NIH had after the historic doubling campaign that ended in fiscal year 2003.
S 2662 - Cochran
Medicare Telehealth Expansion
07/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Promotes and expands the application of telehealth under Medicare and other Federal health care programs.
S 287 - Begich
Helping Homeless Veterans Act
11/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Helping Homeless Veterans Act; relates to increased per diem payments for transitional housing assistance that becomes permanent housing for homeless veterans, authorization of per diem payments for furnishing care to dependents of certain homeless veterans, the requirement for the Department to assess comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans, dental care, legal services, counseling services, veterans reduced pensions covered by Medicaid plans for nursing facility services.
S 294 - Tester
Military Sexual Trauma and Disability Compensation
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
S 315 - Klobuchar
Paul Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Assistance
07/23/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Reauthorizes and extends the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and Education Amendments of 2008.
S 3202 - Murray
Dignified Burial and Other Veterans Benefits
01/10/2013 - Public Law No. 112-260
Creates the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012; ensures that deceased veterans with no known next of kin receive a dignified burial; extends the reduced pension for certain veterans covered by Medicaid plans for services furnished by nursing facilities; relates to off-base transition training for veterans and their families.
S 323 - Durbin
Medicare and Immunosuppressive Drugs
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for extended months of Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions.
S 324 - Schumer
Puerto Ricans Social Security Enrollment
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Part B of the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico and to provide a special enrollment period and a reduction in the late enrollment penalties for certain residents of Puerto Rico.
S 325 - Tester
Childrens Medical Care Maximum Age
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program.
S 328 - Thune
Physician Availability Via Telecommunications Systems
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain critical access hospitals and sole community hospitals to use interactive telecommunications systems to satisfy requirements with respect to having a physician available to stabilize an individual with an emergency medical condition under the Medicare program.
S 330 - Boxer
HIV Organ Policy Equity Act
11/22/2013 - Public Law No. 113-51
Creates the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for the acquisition, research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that includes related corresponding regulations.
S 333 - Lautenberg
Pharmacies Provision of Contraceptives
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception.
S 348 - Rockefeller
Federal Oversight of Opioid Treatment
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for increased Federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to States in reducing opioid abuse, diversion, and deaths.
S 351 - Cornyn
PPACA and Independent Payment Advisory Board
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
S 367 - Cardin
Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Caps
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.
S 380 - Murray
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Grants
02/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence related stress.
S 382 - Schumer
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Supervision
02/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
S 385 - Begich
Indian Health Service Claims and Timeliness
02/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Deems the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health Service contracting officer as timely.
S 39 - Harkin
Health Care and Prevention
01/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Improves the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting the Nation's health care system toward prevention, wellness, and health promotion.
S 391 - Baucus
Influenza Vaccines and Taxation
02/27/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
S 399 - Hatch
Employer Health Insurance Mandate Repeal
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Protects American job creation by striking the Federal mandate on employers to offer health insurance.
S 40 - Hatch
Health Insurance Mandate
01/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Restores Americans' individual liberty by striking the Federal mandate to purchase insurance.
S 408 - Durbin
Medicare and Prescription Drug Prices
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program.
S 422 - Blumenthal
Veterans and Chiropractic Care
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services.
S 423 - Menendez
Family to Family Health Information Centers
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers to help families of children with disabilities or special health care needs make informed choices about health care for their children.
S 424 - Brown S
National Pediatric Research Network
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends Title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.
S 425 - Stabenow
Medicaid and CHIP and Maternity Care
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
S 426 - Tester
Health Service Corps and Environmental Health Hazards
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of particular specialists determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be directly related to the health needs stemming from environmental health hazards that have led to its declaration as a Public Health Emergency to be eligible under the National Health Service Corps in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
S 44 - Portman
Health Care and Liability
01/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Improves patient access to health care services and provides improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
S 452 - Franken
Medicare and Diabetes
03/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
S 466 - Menendez
Low Income Individuals and Dental Care
03/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Assists low-income individuals in obtaining recommended dental care.
S 47 - Leahy
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 Reauthorization
03/07/2013 - Public Law No. 113-4
Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
S 480 - Graham
National Background Checks and Mental Incompetency
03/06/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Improves the effectiveness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by clarifying reporting requirements related to adjudications of mental incompetency.
S 499 - Vitter
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Repeal
03/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 50 - Boxer
Cancer and Disease Cluster Investigations
01/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate and address cancer and disease clusters, including in infants and children.
S 516 - Tester
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
03/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Reduces disparities and improves access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and rural populations and men with a family history of prostate cancer.
S 521 - Durbin
Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act
03/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Relates to the Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act; requires the Secretary of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics.
S 522 - Durbin
Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree or doctoral degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
S 53 - Boxer
Disease Cluster Grants
01/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants to individuals that may be affected by a reported disease cluster.
S 553 - Johnson T
Veterinary Student Loan Repayment Programs and Taxes
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.
S 557 - Hagan
Medicare and Medication Therapy Management
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to medication therapy management under Part D of the Medicare program.
S 560 - Lee M
PPACA Individual Mandate and Tax
03/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not be construed as a tax.
S 562 - Wyden
Medicare and Family Therapist Services
03/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Part B of the Medicare program.
S 569 - Brown S
Medicare and Inpatient Hospital Requirement
03/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
S 572 - Burr
Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act
09/04/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act; amends provisions of existing law to clarify the conditions for treatment of veterans as adjudicated mentally incompetent for veterans benefits purposes.
S 577 - Nelson Bi
Social Security and Residency Positions
03/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions.
S 596 - Thune
Home Health Agencies and Patient Monitoring Services
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes pilot projects under the Medicare program to provide incentives for home health agencies to furnish remote patient monitoring services that reduce expenditures under such program.
S 602 - Tester
National Health Service Corps and Physical Therapists
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
S 603 - Barrasso
PPACA and Annual Fee on Health Insurance Providers
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 608 - Cardin
Medicare and Colorectal Screening Test
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act and Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare and private health insurance coverage.
S 610 - Johanns
PPACA and Health Care Benefit Limitations
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits.
S 612 - Durbin
Medicare Identification Card and Social Security Number
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to remove social security account Numbers from Medicare identification cards and communications provided to Medicare beneficiaries in order to protect Medicare beneficiaries from identity theft.
S 62 - Boxer
Tax Overpayments as Contributions to Homeless Veterans
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as contributions and to make additional contributions to the Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund.
S 621 - Manchin
Hydrocodone and Schedule II
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to make any substance containing hydrocodone a Schedule II drug.
S 623 - Cardin
Medicare and Diagnostic Imaging Services
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.
S 626 - Sanders
Drug Prices and Research and Development Incentives
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
De-links research and development incentives from drug prices for new medicines to treat HIV/AIDS and to stimulate greater sharing of scientific knowledge.
S 627 - Sanders
Medicines Research and Investment
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides incentives for investment in research and development for new medicines, to enhance access to new medicines.
 
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