Congressional Record
Week of April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014

April 16

  • The Senate and House of Representatives were not in session.

April 15

  • The Senate and House of Representatives were not in session.

April 14

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Senate

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

House of Representatives

  • The House of Representatives was not in session.
Week of April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014

April 11

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Senate

Bills Introduced:

  • S. 2240. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive; to the Committee on Finance. CR, page S2378

  • S. 2253. A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a temporary shift in the scheduled collection of the transitional reinsurance program payments; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR, page S2378

House of Representatives

Bills Introduced:

  • H.R. 4484. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide improvements for Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. CR, page H3195

April 10

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Senate

Bills Introduced:

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

House of Representatives

Bills Introduced:

  • H.R. 4437. A bill to amend 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, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means. CR, pages H3143

April 9

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Bills Introduced:

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

House of Representatives

Bills Introduced:

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

April 8

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Senate

Bills Introduced:

  • S. 2214. A bill to prevent a taxpayer bailout of health insurance issuers; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR, page S2194

House of Representatives

Bills Introduced:

  • H.R. 4414. A bill to clarify the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and the Work-force, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, and House Administration. CR, page H2990

  • H.R. 4418. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.CR, page H2990

April 7

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Senate

  • The Senate was not in session.

House of Representatives

  • No health business-related actions were taken.
Week of March 31, 2014 - April 4, 2014

April 4

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Senate

Bills Introduced:

  • S. 2211. A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act (SSA) to protect the enrollment of incarcerated youth for medical assistance under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. CR, page S2161

House of Representatives

Bills Introduced:

  • H.R. 4390. A bill to amend title XIX of the SSA to protect the enrollment of incarcerated youth for medical assistance under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. CR, page H2913

April 3

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April 2

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Senate

Bills Introduced:

  • S. 2190. A bill to amend 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; to the Committee on Finance.CR, page S1923

  • S. 2191. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. CR, page S1870

House of Representatives

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

April 1

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Senate

Bills Passed:

  • Protecting Access to Medicare Act: By 64 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 93), Senate passed H.R. 4302, to amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare payments to physicians and other provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CR, pages S1840–S1856

Bills Introduced:

  • S. 2186. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act (SSA) to provide for a minimum Medicare payment rate for primary care services furnished by primary care physicians; to the Committee on Finance. CR, page S1870

  • S. 2187. A bill to amend title XVIII of the SSA to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program; to the Committee on Finance. CR, page S1870

House of Representatives

  • Was not in session.

March 31

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  • The Senate was not in session.

House of Representatives

  • No health business-related actions were taken.
Week of March 24, 2014 - March 28, 2014

March 28

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  • S. 2166. A bill to amend 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; to the Committee on Finance.CR, page S2166

  • S. 2173. A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide a permanent path for the direct enrollment of individuals in qualified health plans; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR, page S2166

  • S. 2174. A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide greater flexibility in offering health insurance coverage across state lines; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR, page S2166

  • S. 2175. A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to enhance access for independent agents and brokers to information regarding marketplace enrollment; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR, page S2166

  • S. 2176. A bill to revise reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to preserve the privacy of individuals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. CR, page S2166

House of Representatives

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

March 27

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House of Representatives

  • H.R. 4302. A bill to amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare payments to physicians and other provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget.CR, page H2695

March 26

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Senate

  • S. 2157. A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and to improve Medicare and Medicaid payments, and for other purposes; read the first time. CR, page S1731

House of Representatives

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

March 25

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  • S. 2150. A bill to advance 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, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. CR, page S1691

House of Representatives

  • No health business-related actions were taken.

March 24

  • The Senate and House of Representatives were not in session.

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