SENIOR CITIZENS

SENIOR CITIZENS

SENIOR CITIZENS

Amendments

Crime: prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases (S. 178), S4674, S4681 [1AU]

Dept. of HHS: establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (S. 1028), S6139, S6140, S6143 [26SE]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S6408, S6409, S6411 [16OC]

——— establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (S. 705), S6407, S6408, S6410 [16OC]

——— reauthorize Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism (S. 2070), S8267, S8273 [21DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve provision of adult day health care services for veterans (S. 324), S7160, S7164 [9NO]

Independent Payment Advisory Board: repeal (H.R. 849), consideration (H. Res. 600), H8402 [2NO]

Medicare: implement payment policies designed to improve management of chronic disease, streamline care coordination, and improve quality outcomes (S. 870), S6147 [26SE]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), S4197, S4198, S4199, S4200, S4218, S4220, S4222 [25JY], S4256, S4263, S4313, S4314, S4315, S4316, S4317, S4318, S4321, S4322, S4325, S4326, S4327, S4329, S4330, S4331, S4332, S4333 [26JY], S4390, S4399, S4442, S4444, S4449, S4450, S4451, S4452, S4455, S4456, S4457, S4458, S4469, S4470, S4471, S4513, S4514, S4519, S4524, S4528, S4531, S4532, S4541, S4555, S4559, S4565, S4566, S4567, S4569, S4570, S4572, S4573, S4577, S4579, S4580, S4587, S4595, S4600, S4603, S4605 [27JY]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 254)—table (H. Res. 275), H2866 [26AP]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 308), H4136 [4MY]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (H. Res. 71), H838 [1FE]

Appointments

Social Security Advisory Board, H7669 [2OC]

Articles and editorials

GOP’s Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Bill May Be the Worst One Yet, S5829 [19SE]

Guns and Mental Illness—Don’t Scrap This Rule, S1139 [14FE]

Health ‘Reform’ Will Make Sexual Assault Survivors Sick, H4117 [4MY]

How the Affordable Care Act Drove Down Personal Bankruptcy, H4154 [4MY]

If the U.S. Adopts the G.O.P.’s HealthCare Bill, It Would Be an Act of Mass Suicide, S6099 [26SE]

Late G.O.P. Proposal Could Mean Plans That Cover Aromatherapy but Not Chemotherapy, H2359 [23MR], H2384 [24MR]

Our Turn—Protecting Patients Must Be the First Goal of Health Care Legislation, S4031 [18JY]

People’s Budget, Not Trump’s Budget, Will Help Working Americans, H3319 [3MY]

Republican Health Proposal Would Undermine Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions, H2709 [5AP]

This New Budget Points the Way Forward for Democrats, H3319 [3MY]

Trumpcare’s Failings Confirmed (excerpt), S1827 [15MR]

Bills and resolutions

Armed Forces: provide for eligibility of certain former members entitled to certain Medicare hospital benefits to enroll in TRICARE regardless of whether such members decline enrollment for other Medicare benefits (see S. 1461), S3830 [28JN] (see H.R. 2243), H2971 [28AP]

Balance Awareness Week: designate (see H. Res. 527), H7423 [14SE]

BLS: establish a consumer price index for elderly consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security (see H.R. 2016), H2785 [6AP]

CDC: create a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and preservation of brain health (see S. 2076), S7015 [6NO] (see H.R. 4256), H8522 [6NO]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: test effect of including telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models (see S. 787), S2152 [30MR]

Commission on Long Term Social Security Solvency: establish (see H.R. 3423), H6465 [26JY]

Committee on Aging (House, Select): establish (see H. Res. 160), H1463 [1MR]

Crime: prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases (see S. 178), S360 [20JA]

——— prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors, increase public awareness of the impact of such fraud, and provide education on how to identify and combat fraudulent activity (see S. 547), S1639 [7MR]

Death and dying: ensure individuals facing the end of their lives have access to quality medical, palliative, and hospice care and oppose Federal policies or practices that support or facilitate assisted suicide (see H. Con. Res. 80), H7533 [26SE]

Dept. of Agriculture: simplify the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recertification process for the elderly and disabled and spur innovation in application processes for certain entitlement programs (see H.R. 4521), H9597 [1DE]

——— streamline application processes and reduce administrative burden for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (see S. 2085), S7062 [7NO]

——— strengthen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for families, adults looking for work, seniors, and the disabled (see H.R. 1276), H1462 [1MR]

Dept. of HHS: allow expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs during noncompetitive drug markets and drug shortages (see S. 183), S360 [20JA]

——— authorize grants for the support of caregivers (see S. 1606), S4116 [20JY]

——— establish a National Care Corps to provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and the disabled by qualified volunteers (see H.R. 3493, 3494), H6516 [27JY]

——— establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (see S. 1028), S2721 [3MY] (see H.R. 3759), H7382 [13SE]

——— establish Administration on Aging initiative to coordinate efforts and programs for home modification enabling older individuals to live independently and safely in a home environment (see S. 913), S2490 [24AP]

——— establish National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (see S. 1834), S5860 [19SE] (see H.R. 3826), H7485 [25SE]

——— include court-appointed guardianship and oversight activities under elder justice programs (see S. 182), S360 [20JA]

——— provide medical record clearinghouses the ability to provide patients with their own comprehensive healthcare records, and allow them to analyze claims data (see H.R. 4613), H9789 [11DE]

——— reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care Program (see S. 1188), S3042 [18MY] (see H.R. 2535), H4357 [18MY]

Dept. of HUD: provide assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations for specialized housing and supportive services to elderly persons who are the primary caregivers of related children (see H.R. 1260), H1392 [28FE]

——— revise FHA program for home equity conversion mortgages for elderly homeowners to add safeguards to prevent displacement of homeowners (see H.R. 4160), H8270 [26OC]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (see S. 705), S1973 [23MR] (see H.R. 695), H685 [24JA]

——— establish guidelines for a model elder abuse registry and provide grants to States for establishing and operating such a registry (see H.R. 3885), H7635 [28SE]

——— make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants to assist Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in rapid recovery of missing individuals (see S. 772), S2099 [29MR] (see H.R. 2666), H4603 [25MY] (see H.R. 3147), H5375 [29JN]

——— reauthorize Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism (see S. 2070), S7001 [2NO] (see H.R. 4221), H8443 [2NO]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: expand eligibility for hospital care and medical services with non-departmental providers to include veterans who are age 75 or older (see S. 24), S59 [4JA]

——— extend requirement to provide nursing home care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities (see S. 683), S1890 [21MR] (see H.R. 3177), H5432 [11JY]

——— improve provision of adult day health care services for veterans (see S. 324), S867 [6FE] (see H.R. 1005), H1124 [13FE]

——— make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands (see H.R. 2716), H4605 [25MY]

——— modify treatment of applications for projects to construct new State homes (see S. 2111), S7156 [9NO]

Discrimination: provide equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older individuals (see S. 2089), S7062 [7NO] (see H.R. 4222), H8443 [2NO]

Diseases and disorders: issue semipostal stamp to support Alzheimer’s disease research (see S. 2208), S7929 [7DE] (see H.R. 2973), H5047 [21JN]

——— strengthen care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, declare goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s is a national priority, and increase research funding (see S. Res. 49), S746 [6FE]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (see S. 2155), S7297 [16NO]

Elder Justice Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 2639), H4568 [24MY]

Employment: clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment age discrimination and retaliation claims (see S. 443), S1447 [27FE] (see H.R. 2650), H4602 [25MY]

——— eliminate the payroll tax on individuals who have attained retirement age and repeal limits on outside income earned while receiving Social Security benefits (see S. 158), S342 [17JA]

Family and Medical Leave Act: allow employees to take parental involvement leave for educational and extracurricular activities, and clarify leave may be used for medical needs or to assist elderly relatives (see H.R. 3631), H6576 [28JY]

Federal Agency Sunset Commission: establish (see H.R. 31), H37 [3JA]

Federal aid programs: ensure that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a payment if no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in a calendar year (see H.R. 67), H39 [3JA]

——— provide for cost-of-living increases for certain Federal benefits programs based on increases in the Consumer Price Index for the elderly (see H.R. 1251), H1391 [28FE]

Federal Task Force To Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: establish (see S. 1091), S2882 [10MY] (see H.R. 3105), H5373 [29JN]

Financial institutions: provide training for financial services personnel to identify potential examples of financial exploitation of senior citizens and liability protection for such individuals who disclose such examples (see S. 223), S445 [24JA] (see H.R. 3758), H7382 [13SE]

FTC: establish Office for the Prevention of Fraud Targeting Seniors (see S. 81), S204 [10JA] (see H.R. 444), H390 [11JA]

GAO: evaluate extent to which Medicare and Medicaid provide reasonable accommodations to individuals who are blind or visually impaired (see H.R. 3457), H6514 [27JY]

GSA: establish a program to sell Federal buildings that are not utilized to provide revenue for increases in Social Security benefits and military retirement pay (see H.R. 3614), H6575 [28JY]

Health: develop and test expanded and advanced role for direct care workers who provide long-term services and supports to older individuals to coordinate care and improve efficiency (see H.R. 3461), H6514 [27JY]

——— ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and dependents, veterans, and Medicare beneficiaries, and allow acupuncturists as officers in the Public Health Service (see H.R. 2839), H4817 [8JN]

——— ensure that any sweeping health care legislation is done in a transparent and bipartisan process (see S. Res. 198), S3686 [21JN]

——— improve provision of telehealth services under Medicare and other Federal health care programs (see H.R. 3360), H6212 [24JY]

——— national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures (see H.R. 676), H684 [24JA]

——— provide protection for retiree health benefits (see H.R. 2578), H4389 [19MY]

——— support efforts to ensure access to quality and affordable health care for all Americans and reject any effort to take away health care (see H. Res. 225), H2370 [23MR]

——— support geriatrics education and training to address elder care workforce shortage, promote interdisciplinary team-based care, educate and engage family caregivers, and improve quality of care (see H.R. 3713), H7216 [8SE]

House Rules: create a point of order against legislation that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid (see H. Res. 659), H9845 [12DE]

Independent Payment Advisory Board: discontinue process of consideration and automatic implementation of the annual proposal to reduce growth rate of Medicare spending (see S.J. Res. 16, 17), S595 [1FE] (see H.J. Res. 51), H819 [31JA]

——— repeal (see S. 251, 260), S594 [1FE] (see H.R. 849), H975 [3FE]

——— repeal (H.R. 849), consideration (see H. Res. 600), H8384 [1NO]

Investments: require 401(k) plan sponsors to inform participants of projected monthly income expected at retirement based on current account balances (see S. 868), S2424 [4AP] (see H.R. 2055), H2787 [6AP]

Medicaid: eliminate State option to reduce the home equity exemption amount for purposes of eligibility for long-term care assistance (see H.R. 1082), H1243 [15FE]

Medicare: address certain discrimination relative to provision of mental health services and stabilize and modernize provision of partial hospitalization services (see H.R. 166), H42 [3JA]

——— align physician supervision requirements for radiology services provided by advanced level radiographers with State requirements (see S. 769), S2099 [29MR] (see H.R. 1904), H2750 [5AP]

——— allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs (see S. 1361), S3554 [15JN] (see H.R. 1155), H1299 [16FE]

——— amend accreditation of osteopathic residency training programs for purposes of graduate medical education payments (see H.R. 2373), H4177 [4MY]

——— apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in the calculation of hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas (see H.R. 2224), H2970 [28AP]

——— apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico (see H.R. 261), H94 [4JA] (see H.R. 2531), H4356 [18MY]

——— clarify reasonable costs for critical access hospital payments (see H.R. 3224), H5831 [13JY]

——— coordinate programs to prevent and treat obesity (see S. 830), S2362 [4AP] (see H.R. 1953), H2753 [5AP]

——— count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services (see S. 568), S1689 [8MR] (see H.R. 1421), H1947 [8MR]

——— count resident time spent in a critical care access hospital as resident time spent in a nonprovider setting for purposes of making direct and indirect graduate medical education payments (see S. 455), S1447 [27FE]

——— cover marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services (see S. 1879), S6187 [27SE] (see H.R. 3032), H5138 [23JN]

——— cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal screening test (see H.R. 1298), H1463 [1MR]

——— create alternative sanctions for technical noncompliance with the Stark rule limiting certain physician referrals (see H.R. 3173), H5391 [10JY] (see H.R. 3726), H7222 [11SE]

——— create care management demonstration programs for chronic kidney disease (see H.R. 3867), H7634 [28SE]

——— create incentives for health care providers to promote quality healthcare outcomes (see H.R. 3611), H6575 [28JY]

——— delay application of, transition to, and limit savings for home health groupings model under the home health prospective payment system (see H.R. 3992), H7892 [6OC]

——— designate Rural Emergency Hospitals to sustain emergency services in rural areas (see S. 1130), S2964 [16MY]

——— direct the President to negotiate prescription drug prices and establish a formulary on behalf of beneficiaries (see H.R. 1775), H2558 [29MR]

——— distribute additional information to beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud (see H.R. 1621), H2183 [17MR]

——— eliminate lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services (see H.R. 2509), H4311 [17MY]

——— eliminate Medicare Advantage provision that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to beneficiaries (see H.R. 908), H1079 [7FE]

——— eliminate prior hospitalization requirement for coverage of qualified skilled nursing facility services (see H.R. 4701), H10345 [20DE]

——— encourage beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive (see S. 1530), S3920 [11JY] (see H.R. 3181), H5432 [11JY]

——— ensure appropriate care for victims of sexual assault (see H.R. 3415), H6465 [26JY]

——— ensure equal access of beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage (see S. 1044), S2774 [4MY] (see H.R. 1939), H2752 [5AP]

——— ensure fairness in hospital payments by establishing a floor for the area wage index applied to certain hospitals (see S. 397), S1218 [15FE] (see H.R. 1130), H1298 [16FE]

——— ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see S. 445), S1447 [27FE] (see H.R. 1825), H2597 [30MR]

——— establish a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible beneficiaries (see S. 309), S745 [6FE] (see H.R. 4006), H7974 [11OC]

——— establish a demonstration program on use of third-party interest-free payment arrangements to reduce hospital part A bad debt claims (see H.R. 3920), H7749 [3OC]

——— establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (see S. 2065), S7001 [2NO] (see H.R. 4143), H8269 [26OC]

——— establish a national Oncology Medical Home Demonstration Project to change the Medicare payment for cancer care in order to enhance the quality of care and to improve cost efficiency (see S. 463), S1500 [28FE] (see H.R. 1834), H2598 [30MR]

——— establish a payment option to freely contract, without penalty, for fee-for-service items and services, while allowing beneficiaries to use their benefits (see H.R. 4133), H8225 [25OC]

——— establish a pilot program to expand telehealth options for individuals residing in public housing located in health professional shortage areas (see H.R. 766), H818 [31JA]

——— establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity (see H.R. 4554), H9664 [5DE]

——— establish a system to educate individuals approaching eligibility and simplify and modernize the enrollment process (see S. 1909), S6288 [3OC] (see H.R. 2575), H4389 [19MY]

——— establish rules for payment for graduate medical education (GME) costs for hospitals that establish a new medical residency training program after hosting resident rotators for short durations (see S. 1291), S3294 [6JN] (see H.R. 284), H95 [4JA] (see H.R. 4552), H9664 [5DE]

——— establish Universal Medicare Program to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage for all U.S. residents (see S. 1804), S5480 [13SE]

——— exclude coverage of advanced care planning services (see H.R. 410), H298 [10JA]

——— exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals (see S. 1304), S3328 [7JN] (see H.R. 1920), H2751 [5AP]

——— exclude Medicare Advantage quality rating bonuses for certain new entrant Medicare Advantage plans from benchmark cap (see H.R. 3756), H7382 [13SE]

——— expand access to home dialysis therapy (see H.R. 3164), H5386 [6JY]

——— expand access to telehealth services (see S. 1016), S2720 [3MY]

——— expand access to telehealth-eligible stroke services (see S. 431), S1305 [16FE] (see H.R. 1148), H1299 [16FE]

——— expand and revise classification of and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items (see H.R. 750), H743 [30JA]

——— expand coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care (see H.R. 508), H470 [12JA]

——— expand supplemental benefits to meet the needs of chronically ill Medicare Advantage enrollees (see H.R. 3044), H5139 [23JN]

——— expand use of telehealth (see H.R. 3482), H6515 [27JY]

——— extend additional temporary exception from site-neutral inpatient payment rate to additional Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) codes for severe wound discharges from long-term care hospitals (see H.R. 4104), H8143 [24OC]

——— extend independence at home medical practice demonstration program (see H.R. 3263), H5920 [17JY]

——— extend the Medicare Patient Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Access Demonstration Project (see H.R. 3172), H5391 [10JY]

——— extend the rural add-on payment in the home health benefit (see S. 353), S1129 [13FE]

——— extend transition to new payment rates for durable medical equipment and update budget neutrality requirement for oxygen (see H.R. 4229), H8443 [2NO]

——— facilitate transition for individuals enrolled in group health plans (see H.R. 1845), H2598 [30MR]

——— implement payment policies designed to improve management of chronic disease, streamline care coordination, and improve quality outcomes (see S. 870), S2424 [4AP] (see H.R. 4579), H9709 [6DE]

——— improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement (see H.R. 1898), H2696 [4AP]

——— improve access to mental health services (see H.R. 1290), H1462 [1MR]

——— improve accountable care organization program (see H.R. 4580), H9709 [6DE]

——— improve accuracy of geographic adjustment factors and permanently extend certain adjustments to such factors for certain localities (see S. 1825), S5800 [18SE] (see H.R. 3817), H7434 [21SE]

——— improve coverage and payment for new drugs, devices, and technology (see H.R. 4679), H10180 [18DE]

——— improve how beneficiaries are assigned under the shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services from nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists (see H.R. 1160), H1300 [16FE]

——— improve process whereby administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations (see S. 794), S2152 [30MR] (see H.R. 3635), H6584 [1AU]

——— improve provider and supplier cost reporting of ambulance services (see H.R. 3236), H5831 [13JY]

——— include additional telehealth services for purposes of Medicare Advantage organization bids (see H.R. 3727), H7222 [11SE]

——— include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit (see H.R. 626), H682 [24JA]

——— increase access to ambulance services and reform payments for such services (see S. 967), S2615 [27AP]

——— make changes to documentation of eligibility for home health services (see H.R. 2663), H4602 [25MY]

——— make permanent the extension of Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program (see S. 872), S2424 [4AP] (see H.R. 1955), H2753 [5AP]

——— make premium and cost sharing subsidies available to low-income part D beneficiaries residing in Puerto Rico (see S. 815), S2214 [4AP]

——— modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers (see S. 1001), S2680 [2MY] (see H.R. 1838), H2598 [30MR]

——— modernize physician self-referral prohibitions to promote care coordination in the merit-based incentive payment system and facilitate physician practice participation in alternative payment models (see S. 2051), S6970 [1NO] (see H.R. 4206), H8384 [1NO]

——— modify coverage requirements for diabetic shoes (see S. 1533), S3960 [12JY] (see H.R. 1542), H2082 [15MR]

——— permit eligible seniors to elect to receive a voucher for a health savings account, for high deductible health insurance plan premiums, or both and suspend certain late enrollment penalties (see H.R. 707), H701 [27JA]

——— permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes (see H.R. 1617), H2183 [17MR]

——— permit occupational therapists to conduct initial assessment visits under a home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases (see S. 977), S2615 [27AP] (see H.R. 3820), H7485 [25SE]

——— permit rural hospitals in all-urban States to be considered Medicare dependent hospitals (see S. 986), S2616 [27AP] (see H.R. 1831), H2598 [30MR]

——— preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers (see S. 2204), S7929 [7DE] (see H.R. 4582), H9756 [7DE]

——— preserve beneficiary access to ventilators (see S. 2175), S7563 [30NO]

——— prevent abusive billing of ancillary services (see H.R. 2066), H2787 [6AP]

——— prevent catastrophic out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs for seniors and individuals with disabilities (see S. 1347), S3456 [13JN]

——— prevent surprise billing practices (see S. 284), S655 [2FE] (see H.R. 817), H943 [2FE]

——— prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage prescription drug organizations from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies (see S. 413), S1304 [16FE] (see H.R. 1038), H1183 [14FE]

——— promote cost savings and quality care through use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services (see H.R. 2556), H4388 [19MY]

——— promote health care technology innovation and access to medical devices and services for which patients choose to self-pay (see H.R. 2503), H4310 [17MY]

——— promote physician training in newly recognized primary medical specialties (see H.R. 1167), H1300 [16FE]

——— protect coverage for screening mammography (see H.R. 2307), H3321 [3MY]

——— protect health care consumers from surprise billing practices (see H.R. 3877), H7635 [28SE]

——— provide continued access to specialized Medicare Advantage plans for special needs individuals (see H.R. 3168), H5386 [6JY]

——— provide coverage of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests for prostate cancer (see S. 2067), S7001 [2NO] (see H.R. 2557), H4388 [19MY]

——— provide coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment (see S. 497), S1577 [2MR] (see H.R. 930), H1080 [7FE]

——— provide coverage of certified adult day care services (see H.R. 3098), H5295 [28JN]

——— provide coverage of dental, vision, and hearing care (see H.R. 3111), H5373 [29JN]

——— provide coverage of FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests (see H.R. 1578), H2148 [16MR]

——— provide coverage of methadone (see H.R. 4097), H8075 [23OC]

——— provide coverage of pharmacist services in medically underserved areas (see S. 109), S313 [12JA] (see H.R. 592), H560 [20JA]

——— provide for a demonstration project to further examine benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and services necessary to administer intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) in the home (see H.R. 4724), H10419 [21DE]

——— provide for a permanent independence at home medical practice program (see S. 464), S1500 [28FE]

——— provide for a phased-in expansion of telehealth coverage (see H.R. 2550), H4388 [19MY]

——— provide for a prior authorization process for certain high cost durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see H.R. 2445), H4221 [16MY]

——— provide for advanced illness care coordination services for beneficiaries (see S. 1334), S3395 [12JN] (see H.R. 2797), H4700 [7JN]

——— provide for an option for individuals age 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare (see H.R. 3748), H7313 [12SE]

——— provide for an option for individuals age 55 to 64 to buy into Medicare (see S. 1742), S4827 [3AU]

——— provide for clarification and rationalization of prescription drug plan recovery rules for certain claims (see H.R. 1122), H1298 [16FE]

——— provide for conditions of participation, reporting requirements, and a quality program relative to air ambulance services (see H.R. 3780), H7421 [14SE]

——— provide for demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment (see H.R. 2050), H2787 [6AP]

——— provide for fairness in hospital payments (see S. 2156), S7297 [16NO]

——— provide for home infusion therapy services temporary transition payment (see S. 1738), S4827 [3AU] (see H.R. 3163), H5386 [6JY]

——— provide for independent accreditation for dialysis facilities and assurance of high quality surveys relative to such facilities (see S. 1729), S4767 [2AU] (see H.R. 3166), H5386 [6JY]

——— provide for national testing of a model of Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design to meet the needs of chronically ill Medicare Advantage enrollees (see H.R. 1995), H2784 [6AP]

——— provide for negotiation of lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of beneficiaries and establishment and application of a formulary by the Dept. of HHS under part D (see S. 2011), S6816 [25OC] (see H.R. 4138), H8269 [26OC]

——— provide for payments for certain rural health clinic and federally qualified health center services furnished to hospice patients (see S. 980), S2616 [27AP] (see H.R. 1828), H2598 [30MR]

——— provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the prescription drug program and Medicare Advantage program to further transparency of payment methodology of pharmacies (see H.R. 1316), H1527 [2MR]

——— provide for the non-application of competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories (see S. 486), S1540 [1MR] (see H.R. 1361), H1529 [2MR] (see H.R. 3730), H7222 [11SE]

——— provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services (see S. 448), S1447 [27FE] (see H.R. 1173), H1300 [16FE]

——— provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers by requiring Pharmacy Benefit Managers to disclose aggregate rebates and what proportion of those rebates go to beneficiaries (see S. 637), S1840 [15MR]

——— provide information on vaccines for seniors as part of the Medicare & You handbook and ensure treatment of cost sharing for vaccines under part D is consistent with treatment under part B (see S. 2103), S7109 [8NO]

——— provide prescription drug plans under part D with parts A and B claims data to promote the appropriate use of medications and improve health outcomes (see H.R. 3447), H6514 [27JY]

——— provide that certain orthotist’s and prosthetist’s clinical notes be treated as part of the patient’s medical record (see H.R. 3171), H5391 [10JY]

——— recognize attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients (see S. 2214), S7945 [11DE] (see H.R. 1284), H1462 [1MR]

——— reduce occurrence of diabetes in beneficiaries by extending coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes (see S. 1299), S3327 [7JN] (see H.R. 3124), H5374 [29JN]

——— refine payment for orthotics and prosthetics and improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care (see S. 1191), S3069 [22MY] (see H.R. 2599), H4502 [23MY]

——— reform and permanently extend the Medicare-dependent hospital program (see H.R. 4178), H8293 [31OC]

——— remove enrollment restriction on certain physicians and practitioners prescribing covered outpatient drugs under the prescription drug program (see H.R. 4169), H8293 [31OC]

——— remove exclusion of coverage for hearing aids and examinations (see H.R. 3426), H6465 [26JY]

——— remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment relative to speech generating devices (see S. 1132), S2964 [16MY] (see H.R. 2465), H4222 [16MY]

——— repeal changes to exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals (see S. 1133), S2964 [16MY] (see H.R. 1156), H1299 [16FE]

——— repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see S. 253), S594 [1FE] (see H.R. 807), H876 [1FE]

——— require drug manufacturers to provide rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the prescription drug benefit program (see S. 252), S594 [1FE]

——— require e-prescribing for coverage under part D of prescription drugs that are controlled substances (see H.R. 3528), H6572 [28JY]

——— require reporting of certain data by providers and suppliers of air ambulance services for purposes of reforming reimbursements for such services (see S. 2121), S7213 [14NO] (see H.R. 3378), H6297 [25JY]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (see S. 41), S113 [5JA] (see S. 348), S1070 [9FE] (see S. 1688), S4667 [1AU] (see H.R. 242), H94 [4JA]

——— revise new technology add-on payment (NTAP) period under inpatient prospective payment system and pass-through period under outpatient prospective payment system (see H.R. 4683), H10246 [19DE]

——— strengthen intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs (see S. 46), S113 [5JA] (see H.R. 4136), H8225 [25OC]

——— strengthen rules applied in case of competition for diabetic testing strips (see S. 1914), S6321 [4OC] (see H.R. 3271), H5920 [17JY]

——— support current system for prescription drug coverage and discourage any change in benefits under the American Health Care Act (see H. Res. 215), H2287 [21MR]

——— treat audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing services, improve access to audiology services available for coverage, and enable beneficiaries to have their choice of audiologists (see H.R. 2276), H3002 [1MY]

——— waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening (see S. 479), S1540 [1MR] (see H.R. 1017), H1125 [13FE]

Medicare/Medicaid: codify emergency preparedness final rule for skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities as conditions of participation (see H.R. 4704), H10345 [20DE]

——— enhance payments to rural health care providers (see H.R. 2957), H4992 [20JN]

——— make improvements to the treatment of the U.S. territories (see S. 2026), S6854 [26OC]

——— make improvements to the treatment of U.S. territories (see H.R. 2404), H4185 [8MY]

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 265), S5860 [19SE]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: establish Advisory Council on Improving Mobility for Underserved Populations and Senior Citizens (see H.R. 3413), H6465 [26JY]

National Retirement Security Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 274), S6223 [28SE]

National Senior Corps Week: designate (see S. Res. 164), S2964 [16MY] (see H. Res. 344), H4389 [19MY]

Older Americans Month: designate (see S. Res. 172), S3042 [18MY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (see S. 106), S276 [11JA] (see S. 222), S445 [24JA] (see H.R. 175), H42 [3JA] (see H.R. 277), H95 [4JA] (see H.R. 370), H234 [9JA] (see H.R. 1072), H1242 [15FE] (see H.R. 1408), H1593 [7MR] (see H.R. 1718), H2444 [24MR] (see H.R. 3276), H5977 [18JY]

——— repeal Federal mandate to purchase insurance (see S. 1749), S4828 [3AU]

——— request the President and direct the Dept. of HHS to transmit certain information on plans to repeal or replace such Act (see H. Res. 154), H1355 [27FE]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (see H.R. 1628), H2239 [20MR]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (see H. Res. 228), H2444 [24MR] (see H. Res. 254), H2783 [6AP] (see H. Res. 308), H3321 [3MY]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 254)—table (see H. Res. 275), H2845 [25AP]

Pensions: ensure retirement investors receive advice in their best interests (see S. 1321), S3362 [8JN] (see H.R. 2823), H4816 [8JN]

——— expand retirement coverage, preserve retirement income, and simplify rules related to retirement plans (see H.R. 4524), H9598 [1DE]

Pharmaceuticals: improve access to affordable prescription drugs (see S. 771), S2099 [29MR] (see H.R. 1776), H2558 [29MR]

Public debt: prioritize public debt payments, Social Security benefits, and Armed Forces allowances if the public debt ceiling is reached and provide limited authority to exceed the debt ceiling for such obligations (see S. 1740), S4827 [3AU]

Social Security: adjust amount of monthly old-age, survivors, and disability insurance payments based on locality-based comparability payment rates (see H.R. 892), H1012 [6FE]

——— allow choice of benefit payment method relative to computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 between 1982 and 1992 (see H.R. 867), H976 [3FE]

——— clarify entitlement to certain benefits through the month of the death of the beneficiary (see S. 1739), S4827 [3AU]

——— credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service (see S. 1255), S3212 [25MY]

——— eliminate two-year waiting period for divorced spouse’s benefits following the divorce under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4592), H9756 [7DE]

——— enhance benefits and ensure long-term solvency (see S. 427), S1305 [16FE] (see H.R. 1114), H1297 [16FE] (see H.R. 2855), H4818 [8JN]

——— ensure that trust fund receipts and disbursements are not included in a unified Federal budget and protect solvency by mandating that trust fund monies not be diverted to private accounts (see H.R. 1113), H1297 [16FE]

——— establish a consumer price index for elderly consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security (see H.R. 991), H1099 [9FE]

——— establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and suspend investment of such funds until certain legislation is enacted (see H.R. 1218), H1321 [24FE]

——— establish Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and suspend investment of such funds until certain legislation is enacted (see H.R. 313), H180 [5JA]

——— improve benefits for widows and widowers in two-income households (see H.R. 1583), H2148 [16MR]

——— improve old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program, provide cash relief for years when annual cost-of-living increases do not take effect, and provide benefit protection (see S. 1600), S4115 [20JY] (see H.R. 3302), H6041 [19JY]

——— increase threshold for taxation of benefits and modify portion of wages and self-employment income subject to payroll taxes (see H.R. 1631), H2240 [20MR]

——— prohibit the display of account numbers on Medicare cards (see H.R. 2990), H5048 [21JN]

——— protect system and improve benefits (see H.R. 1902), H2750 [5AP]

——— provide a midyear cost-of-living increase to account for a previous insufficient increase and apply the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) to future Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (see H.R. 2896), H4912 [13JN]

——— provide for cost-of-living adjustments indexed to the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (see H.R. 4076), H8036 [16OC]

——— provide for equal treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages (see H.R. 2247), H2971 [28AP]

——— provide for full benefits for disabled widows and widowers without regard to age under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4593), H9756 [7DE]

——— provide for increases in widow’s and widower’s insurance benefits by reason of delayed retirement under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4594), H9756 [7DE]

——— provide option to claim delayed retirement credit in a partial lump sum (see H.R. 3112), H5374 [29JN]

——— remove limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and State Children’s Health Insurance Program benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges (see H.R. 165), H42 [3JA]

——— repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (see S. 915), S2490 [24AP] (see H.R. 1205), H1316 [21FE]

——— repeal retirement earnings test (see H.R. 3077), H5231 [27JN]

——— repeal seven-year restriction on eligibility for widow’s and widower’s insurance benefits based on disability under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4595), H9756 [7DE]

Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission: establish (see H.R. 1218), H1321 [24FE]

Social Security Investment Commission: establish (see H.R. 313), H180 [5JA]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (see S.J. Res. 14), S490 [30JA] (see H.J. Res. 40), H744 [30JA]

——— disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (see H. Res. 71), H742 [30JA]

——— improve and strengthen representative payment program (see H.R. 4547), H9664 [5DE]

——— prohibit use of determinations to consider an individual to be adjudicated as mentally defective relative to the sale or transfer of firearms (see S. 202), S444 [24JA]

SSI: update eligibility (see H.R. 3307), H6041 [19JY]

Taxation: allow seniors who sell their principal residence to avoid paying capital gains on the proceeds from that sale if they are saved in a Roth individual retirement account (see H.R. 3366), H6212 [24JY]

——— allow seniors with Social Security and pension income to file income tax form 1040SR without regard to amount of interest or taxable income (see S. 157), S342 [17JA] (see H.R. 2721), H4605 [25MY]

——— encourage retirement savings by modifying requirements of employer-established individual retirement accounts (see H.R. 4637), H9900 [13DE]

——— expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan (see S. 1529), S3920 [11JY]

——— expand personal and retirement savings by allowing employees not covered by qualified retirement plans to save for retirement through automatic individual retirement accounts (see S. 1861), S6134 [26SE] (see H.R. 3499), H6516 [27JY]

——— expand retirement plan coverage and increase retirement security (see H.R. 4523), H9598 [1DE]

——— extend the threshold for medical expense deduction for people 65 or older (see S. 1977), S6536 [18OC]

——— increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance (see H.R. 782), H875 [1FE]

——— increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at risk individuals (see S. 694), S1932 [22MR] (see H.R. 1821), H2597 [30MR]

——— provide a credit to small employers providing an eligible automatic contribution arrangement under a retirement savings plan (see H.R. 3902), H7671 [2OC]

——— provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers (see S. 1151), S3009 [17MY] (see H.R. 2505), H4310 [17MY]

——— provide a tax credit for expenses for household and elder care services necessary for gainful employment (see H.R. 329), H180 [5JA]

——— provide a tax credit to seniors who install modifications on their residences that would enable them to age in place (see H.R. 1780), H2558 [29MR]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (see S. 1639), S4300 [26JY] (see H.R. 3420), H6465 [26JY]

——— reduce penalties for self-corrections by taxpayers under certain laws affecting individual retirement arrangements relative to employer-sponsored retirement plans (see H.R. 4189), H8293 [31OC]

——— repeal inclusion of Social Security benefits in gross income (see H.R. 2552), H4388 [19MY]

——— repeal increase in income threshold used to determine medical care deduction (see H.R. 1051), H1184 [14FE]

Travel and tourism: encourage Canadian tourism in the U.S. (see H.R. 979), H1083 [7FE]

Veterans: extend authorities relating to homeless veterans (see S. 1759), S4828 [3AU]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 194), S3555 [15JN]

Cost Estimates

American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628): CBO, H2387 [24MR]

Examples

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: several Virgina residents, S998–S1002 [9FE]

Excerpts

‘‘Demystifying ObamaCare—How To Achieve Healthcare Reform,’’ David G. Brown, S4050, S4051 [18JY]

Letters

American Health Care Act: AARP, H4156 [4MY]

——— American Academy of Family Physicians, H4119 [4MY]

——— Bennington, VT, resident, S6111 [26SE]

——— Brattleboro, VT, resident, S6111 [26SE]

——— Carl Blake, Paralyzed Veterans of America (organization), H4124, H4159 [4MY]

——— Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts, H2427 [24MR]

——— Christopher W. Hansen, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, H4123, H4162 [4MY]

——— Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities, H4124, H4151 [4MY]

——— Daniel F. Hayes, American Society of Clinical Oncology, H4123 [4MY]

——— Danny Weiss, Common Sense Kids Action (organization), H4152, H4170 [4MY]

——— David Gozal, American Thoracic Society, H4130 [4MY]

——— Deborah Burger and Jean Ross, National Nurses United (organization), H2295 [22MR]

——— Douglas Katz, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, H4123 [4MY]

——— Dwight Boykins, Houston, TX, City Council, H2413 [24MR]

——— Georges C. Benjamin, American Public Health Association, H4134 [4MY]

——— Jack Ende, American College of Physicians, H2950 [28AP], H4122 [4MY]

——— James L. Madara, AMA, S3744 [26JN], H2379 [24MR], H2953 [28AP]

——— James P. Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, H4162 [4MY]

——— Joyce A. Rogers, AARP, H2377 [24MR]

——— Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers (organization), H4161 [4MY]

——— Lincoln, VT, resident, S6111 [26SE]

——— Marc Egan, National Education Association, H4126 [4MY]

——— Mark Wietecha, Children’s Hospital Association, H4146 [4MY]

——— Mary Giliberti, National Alliance on Mental Illness, H2383 [24MR]

——— Mary Kay Henry, Service Employees International Union, H4153, H4158 [4MY]

——— Mental Health Liaison Group, H2383 [24MR]

——— Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP, H2952 [28AP], H4120 [4MY]

——— National Rural Health Association, H2378 [24MR]

——— R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, American Society of Addiction Medicine, H2379 [24MR]

——— Randi Schmidt, Children’s Leadership Council, H4124 [4MY]

——— Readesboro, VT, resident, S6111 [26SE]

——— Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, H2430 [24MR]

——— Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union, H4125 [4MY]

——— Save Medicaid in the Schools Coalition, H4159–H4160 [4MY]

——— Scott Frey, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, H4125, H4157 [4MY]

——— several Governors, S4408 [27JY], H2434 [24MR]

——— several health care professionals organizations, H4127 [4MY]

——— several Native American organizations, S4042–S4044 [18JY]

——— several public health organizations, H2389 [24MR]

——— Simone Campbell, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice (organization), H2382 [24MR]

——— Stacey D. Stewart, March of Dimes (organization), H4125 [4MY]

——— Tom Price, Sec. of HHS, H2433 [24MR]

——— Waterbury, VT, resident, S6111 [26SE]

——— William C. Daroff, Jewish Federations of North America, H4131 [4MY]

——— William Samuel, AFL–CIO, H4161 [4MY]

America’s Healthy Future Act: Thomas A. Barthold, Committee on Taxation (Joint) (2009), S1192 [15FE]

Budget 2018–2027: Jo Ann C. Jenkins and Joyce A. Rogers, AARP, H7769 [4OC]

——— Marc Egan, National Education Association, E1358 [11OC]

Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act: Robert Egge, Alzheimer’s Association, S7018 [6NO]

——— several organizations, S7018 [6NO]

Expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care: Max Richtman, National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare, H396 [12JA]

Independent Payment Advisory Board repeal: several organizations, H8397–H8400 [2NO]

——— several Representatives (2009), H8401 [2NO]

Medicare funding: Linda Sobel Katz, E1685 [12DE]

Medicare/Medicaid funding: Hemal Sampat, Massachusetts General Hospital, S3592 [19JN]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Andrea Kulberg, H307 [11JA]

——— Aric Newhouse, National Association of Manufacturers, H509 [13JA]

——— David French, National Retail Federation, H508 [13JA]

——— Jack Howard, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, H508 [13JA]

——— James A. Anderson, Jr., National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, H509 [13JA]

——— James L. Madara, AMA, H484 [13JA]

——— Laura MacCleery, Consumer Reports (organization), H485 [13JA]

——— Lynn Nicholas, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, H485 [13JA]

——— Marie Hobart, Community Healthlink, Inc., H487 [13JA]

——— Nevada resident, S3582 [19JN]

——— Penny Floor, H309 [11JA]

——— Sarah Harris, S163 [9JA]

——— several health care organizations, H484, H486 [13JA]

——— Tom Schatz, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, H509 [13JA]

——— Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania, H535 [13JA]

Reform entitlement programs: several Massachusetts residents, S1182, S1183 [15FE]

Senior$afe Act: Jaye L. Martin, Legal Services for the Elderly (organization), S450 [24JA]

——— Mike Rothman, North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc., S451 [24JA]

SSA rule on improving National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits: Ann Rider, National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy, H901 [2FE]

——— Bruce Darling, ADAPT (organization), H905 [2FE]

——— Chris W. Cox, NRA, H897 [2FE]

——— Clarence E. Anthony, National League of Cities, S1151 [14FE]

——— Clyde E. Terry, National Council on Disability, S495 [30JA], S1143 [14FE], H896 [2FE]

——— Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities, S496 [30JA], S1144 [14FE], H897 [2FE]

——— Curt Decker, National Disability Rights Network, H902 [2FE]

——— Dan Weber, Association of Mature American Citizens, H905 [2FE]

——— Daniel B. Fisher, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, S1153 [14FE], H897 [2FE]

——— Disability Law Center, H906 [2FE]

——— Faiz Shakir and Vania Leveille, ACLU, S1143 [14FE], H898 [2FE]

——— Harvey Rosenthal, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc., H903 [2FE]

——— Helena R. Berger, American Association of People With Disabilities, S497 [30JA], H904 [2FE]

——— Jennifer Mathis, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, S496 [30JA], H898 [2FE]

——— Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living, H901 [2FE]

——— Larry Higgins, Safari Club International, H903 [2FE]

——— Marty Ford, ARC (organization), H905 [2FE]

——— Mary Giliberti, National Alliance on Mental Illness, H901 [2FE]

——— National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA), H902 [2FE]

——— Ron Manderscheid, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Development Disability Directors, H900 [2FE]

——— Samantha Crane, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, H906 [2FE]

——— Tom Cochran, U.S. Conference of Mayors, S1151 [14FE]

——— Tom Schatz, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, H906 [2FE]

Lists

Organizations opposed to Senate amendment to H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, S3760 [26JN]

Organizations opposing H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, H2418 [24MR]

Organizations supporting H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, H2434 [24MR]

Quotes from Donald J. Trump, as Presidential candidate, relative to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid cuts, S7834 [5DE]

Motions

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), S4168, S4183 [25JY], S4252, S4262, S4269, S4270, S4271, S4272, S4273, S4274, S4275, S4276, S4277, S4278, S4279, S4280, S4281, S4282, S4283, S4284, S4285, S4286, S4287, S4288, S4289, S4290, S4291, S4292, S4293, S4294, S4295, S4296 [26JY], S4375, S4376, S4377, S4378, S4379, S4380, S4381, S4386, S4398, S4400 [27JY]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), S1142 [14FE]

Press releases

AAMC Statement on the MacArthur Amendment to the American Health Care Act: Association of American Medical Colleges, H4133 [4MY]

AARP Maintains Opposition to Amended Health Bill—Age Tax, Weakening Medicare, Backdoor Cuts to Preexisting Population Would Harm American Families: AARP, H2952 [28AP]

AMA Warns That Proposed Changes to the American Health Care Act Do Not Remedy Bill’s Shortcomings: AMA, H4119, H4157 [4MY]

America’s Front Line Physicians Express Serious Concerns With the American Health Care Act: Several Physicians’ Organizations, H2436 [24MR]

Children’s Hospitals Urge House To Vote Against Amended AHCA—Lawmakers Should Know Bill Is Bad for Kids: Children’s Hospital Association, H4132 [4MY]

Eight Organizations Issue Statement Criticizing Upton Agreement: several patient advocacy groups, H4119 [4MY]

Latest House GOP Proposal—‘‘Upton Amendment’’—Still Leaves People With Pre-Existing Conditions Out in the Cold: Families USA (organization), H4133 [4MY]

Statement on the American Health Care Act: Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association, H2951 [28AP], H4163 [4MY]

Proclamations

Gregory and Betty Levett Day: Representative Henry C. ‘‘Hank’’ Johnson, Jr., E1658 [5DE]

Remarks in House

Beacon Hill Village (organization): anniversary, E179 [13FE]

Blumenthal, Don: inclusion in dsm Magazine ‘‘Sages Over 70’’ list, E1706 [14DE]

Brooklyn Chinese-American Association: anniversary of Eighth Avenue Senior Center, E1261 [25SE]

——— anniversary of Sixth Avenue Senior Center, E350 [20MR]

Budget: reform entitlement programs, H6034 [19JY], H9721 [7DE], H9799 [12DE], H10237, H10243 [19DE], H10256 [20DE]

Chapman, Joyce: inclusion in dsm Magazine ‘‘Sages Over 70’’ list, E1705 [14DE]

Community Bridges (organization): anniversary, E999 [17JY]

Congressional Progressive Caucus: budget priorities, H3316–H3320 [3MY]

Cownie, Jim: inclusion in dsm Magazine ‘‘Sages Over 70’’ list, E1709 [14DE]

Crime: prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases (S. 178), H7709–H7712 [3OC]

Danforth, Paul: inclusion in dsm Magazine ‘‘Sages Over 70’’ list, E1704 [14DE]

Democratic Party: national agenda, E1335 [5OC]

Dept. of Agriculture: Federal nutrition programs funding, H2352 [23MR]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H2902 [27AP], H4507 [24MY], H6219 [25JY], H7765 [4OC]

Dept. of HHS: establish a National Care Corps to provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and the disabled by qualified volunteers, H6202 [24JY], H6222 [25JY]

——— establish a National Care Corps to provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and the disabled by qualified volunteers (H.R. 3493), H7986 [12OC]

——— establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (H.R. 3759), H10148–H10152 [18DE]

——— establsh National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (H.R. 3826), H7922 [11OC]

——— Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program funding, H7283 [12SE]

——— reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care Program (H.R. 2535), H9477 [29NO]

——— senior nutrition programs funding through reductions in general departmental management account funding, H7291, H7292 [12SE]

Dept. of HUD: support affordable and public housing programs, H8647–H8652 [8NO]

——— Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program funding, E1357 [11OC]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), H4409–H4411 [22MY], E693 [22MY]

——— establish guidelines for a model elder abuse registry and provide grants to States for establishing and operating such a registry (H.R. 3885), H7592 [28SE], H7922 [11OC]

——— make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants to assist Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in rapid recovery of missing individuals (H.R. 2666), H4592 [25MY]

Dept. of the Treasury: Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program funding, E1358 [11OC]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve provision of adult day health care services for veterans (H.R. 1005), H4468, H4469 [23MY]

Discrimination: provide equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older individuals, H8300 [1NO]

Diseases and disorders: Alzheimer’s disease research funding, H2505–H2510 [28MR], H4643 [6JN], H4712 [8JN], H4823 [12JN], H5000 [21JN], H5766 [13JY], H9268 [15NO], H9380 [16NO], E1118 [4AU], E1621 [30NO]

Elliot, Greg: National Center for Assisted Living Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award recipient, H6046 [20JY], E1025 [20JY]

Emmet County, MI: anniversary of Friendship Centers of Emmet County, E761 [6JN]

EPA: prohibit State implementation of ground-level ozone standards if Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that such application could increase health risks to vulnerable populations, H5955, H5956, H5966 [18JY]

Florida: address Florida Keys affordable housing crisis, H6308 [26JY]

Fogel, David A.: Kavod Senior Life (organization) Elaine Wolf L’Dor V’Dor Award recipient, E1048 [25JY]

Fulton County, GA: anniversary of Fulton County Office for Aging Senior Picnic, E955 [11JY]

Health: create a Federal risk-sharing program to lower health insurance premiums and guarantee coverage for individuals with chronic or pre-existing conditions, H3311–H3316 [3MY]

——— national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, H595–H599 [23JA], H675–H677 [24JA], H1539, H1540, H1541, H1542, H1543, H1544, H1545, H1548–H1552, H1577–H1585, H1588–H1590 [7MR], H1598, H1599, H1601, H1602, H1603, H1606–H1609, H1613, H1614 [8MR], H1952, H1954, H1955, H1957, H1958, H1959, H1960, H1961, H1962, H1964, H1965, H2004, H2005, H2006–H2016 [9MR], H2024, H2025, H2041–H2044, H2045 [10MR], H2061, H2074–H2078 [15MR], H2086, H2088, H2089, H2091, H2092, H2093, H2094, H2139, H2143–H2146 [16MR], H2154, H2169–H2173, H2174, H2175, H2179, H2180 [17MR], H2469, H2470 [28MR], H2521, H2522 [29MR], H2707 [5AP], H2858, H2859, H2860 [26AP], H2926, H2937 [27AP], H2947 [28AP], H6525, H6560, H6561, H6562, H6563 [28JY], H7475 [25SE], H7617, H7618 [28SE], H7968 [11OC], H8136–H8138 [24OC], E288 [8MR], E329 [15MR]

——— national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures (H.R. 676), H5105 [22JN]

Henry Schein, Inc.: tribute to Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivor Oral Health Program, E526 [25AP]

House Rules: prohibit consideration of legislation that would reduce Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits, increase the retirement age, or privatize Social Security, H4436 [23MY]

Independent Payment Advisory Board: repeal (H.R. 849), H8255, H8256 [26OC], H8407, H8408, H8413–H8421 [2NO], H8540 [7NO]

——— repeal (H.R. 849), consideration (H. Res. 600), H8395–H8402 [2NO]

King of Prussia, PA: anniversary of Upper Merion Senior Service Center, E1134 [15AU], E1143 [22AU]

Knight, Cindy: Senior Center of Jackson Hole, WY, Senior of the Year award recipient, E1752 [21DE]

Lanark, IL: Workation Project recipient of Illinois Governor’s Hometown Award, E1703 [14DE]

Meals on Wheels America (organization): anniversary, H1448 [1MR]

——— funding, H2141 [16MR]

Medicaid: coverage of non-emergency medical transportation, E922 [29JN]

Medicare: anniversary, E1120 [4AU]

——— delay cuts to disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, E1503 [3NO]

——— ensure appropriate care for victims of sexual assault (H.R. 3415), H7753 [4OC], H8045 [23OC], H8299 [1NO], H9625 [5DE], E1084 [28JY]

——— ensure pharmaceutical companies comply with requirement to submit average sales price data on drugs, H6238 [25JY]

——— establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (H.R. 4143), H10167 [18DE]

——— expand access to home dialysis therapy, H6237 [25JY]

——— expand access to telehealth-eligible stroke services (H.R. 1148), H4394 [22MY]

——— expand coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care (H.R. 508), H396 [12JA]

——— extend the Medicare Patient Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Access Demonstration Project, H6236, H6238 [25JY]

——— funding, H403 [12JA], H9606 [4DE], H9837, H9838 [12DE], E1685 [12DE]

——— include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit (H.R. 626), H721 [30JA]

——— prevent privatization or conversion to a voucher system, H292 [10JA]

——— prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage prescription drug organizations from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies (H.R. 1038), H5914, H5916 [17JY], E306 [9MR]

——— protect access to affordable prescription drugs for senior citizens, H370 [11JA]

——— protect beneficiaries from benefit cuts, H2251, H2280 [21MR], H2334 [22MR]

——— provide coverage of pharmacist services in medically underserved areas (H.R. 592), H1453 [1MR], H5914 [17JY], E305 [9MR]

——— provide for advanced illness care coordination services for beneficiaries (H.R. 2797), E777 [7JN]

——— provide for an option for individuals age 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare (H.R. 3748), H8154 [25OC]

——— provide for demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment (H.R. 2050), E475 [6AP]

——— provide for home infusion therapy services temporary transition payment, H6237 [25JY]

——— provide for independent accreditation for dialysis facilities and assurance of high quality surveys relative to such facilities, H6237 [25JY]

——— provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the prescription drug program and Medicare Advantage program to further transparency of payment methodology of pharmacies (H.R. 1316), H5913–H5917 [17JY]

——— provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the prescription drug program and transparency of payment methodology of pharmacies, H1450–H1456 [1MR]

——— provide for the non-application of competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories (H.R. 1361), H4417 [22MY]

——— refine payment for orthotics and prosthetics and improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care (H.R. 2599), H4427 [23MY]

——— reform and permanently extend the Medicare-dependent hospital program (H.R. 4178), H8304 [1NO]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries, H2251 [21MR]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (H.R. 242), H8229 [26OC]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (S. 41), H5106 [22JN]

——— waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening (H.R. 1017), H1490 [2MR]

Medicare/Medicaid: make improvements to the treatment of U.S. territories (H.R. 2404), H4324 [18MY], H4418 [22MY]

Miami, FL: groundbreaking of Miami Jewish Health Services S. Donald Sussman EmpathiCare Village, H9779 [11DE]

Morris, Catherine: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1491 [2NO]

National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare: anniversary, E1528 [7NO]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: establish Advisory Council on Improving Mobility for Underserved Populations and Senior Citizens, H6674 [6SE]

National Nursing Home Week: observance, E657 [17MY]

National Retirement Planning Week: observance, H2707 [5AP], E461 [5AP], E480, E483 [6AP]

National Senior Corps Week: observance, E721 [25MY]

National Villages Day: observance, E179 [13FE]

New York, NY: anniversary of Good Old Lower East Side (organization), E821 [13JN]

Older Americans Act: anniversary, E990 [14JY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and accessibility, H1059–H1061 [7FE], H2143–H2146 [16MR]

——— repeal, H17, H18, H19, H22 [3JA], H56, H59, H60, H88 [4JA], H108, H109, H110, H111, H112, H113, H174, H175 [5JA], H240, H241, H242, H246, H247, H248, H286, H290–H296 [10JA], H305, H307, H309, H310, H313, H314, H374–H380 [11JA], H394, H395, H396, H397, H401, H402, H403, H404, H452, H453, H454, H460 [12JA], H475, H476, H477, H478–H520, H534, H535 [13JA], H563, H565, H593, H595–H599 [23JA], H616, H619, H666, H675–H677 [24JA], H959, H963, H966 [3FE], H1020, H1021, H1022 [7FE], H1117, H1118, H1120 [13FE], H1133, H1135, H1139 [14FE], H1257, H1283, H1292–H1295 [16FE], H1341, H1351 [27FE], H1363 [28FE], H1401, H1402, H1403, H1448 [1MR], H1467, H1484–H1488 [2MR], H1574 [7MR], H1602, H1603, H1613 [8MR], H1955, H1957, H1959, H1960, H1962, H1964, H1965, H2006–H2016 [9MR], H2042, H2045 [10MR], H2143–H2146 [16MR], H2179 [17MR], H2280 [21MR], H2577 [30MR], H8407 [2NO], E63 [13JA]

——— repeal (H.R. 175), H1582 [7MR]

——— repeal mandates and replace Medicaid expansion, tax credits, and cost-sharing premium subsidies with block grants to States, H7437, H7474, H7475, H7481, H7482 [25SE], H7493, H7494, H7498 [26SE]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), H2187, H2225, H2226–H2238 [20MR], H2244, H2245, H2246, H2247, H2248, H2249, H2250, H2251, H2252, H2253–H2258, H2261–H2266, H2271, H2276, H2277, H2278, H2279, H2280–H2286 [21MR], H2292, H2293, H2294, H2295, H2296, H2297, H2298, H2299, H2300, H2301, H2302, H2332, H2333, H2334–H2340, H2345 [22MR], H2352, H2353–H2360, H2362, H2363–H2367 [23MR], H2373, H2374, H2393–H2441 [24MR], H2447, H2455, H2456 [27MR], H2511–H2514 [28MR], H2527, H2549 [29MR], H2585–H2587 [30MR], H2639 [4AP], H2703, H2709–H2711, H2713 [5AP], H2768 [6AP], H2851, H2854, H2889–H2892 [26AP], H2908, H2909, H2912, H2915, H2916 [27AP], H2947, H2949–H2954, H2959, H2961, H2964–H2966 [28AP], H2976, H2990 [1MY], H3006, H3051, H3052 [2MY], H3078, H3080, H3084, H3297, H3308, H3311–H3316, H3318 [3MY], H4113, H4114, H4139–H4171, H4173 [4MY], H4344, H4345 [18MY], H4376–H4378, H4379 [19MY], H4417 [22MY], H4432, H4435 [23MY], H4521, H4523 [24MY], H4574, H4598 [25MY], H4707 [8JN], H4836 [12JN], H4863, H4867, H4901–H4904 [13JN], H4925–H4930 [15JN], H4984, H4985 [20JN], H4998, H5002, H5003, H5004, H5005, H5009, H5010, H5043 [21JN], H5053, H5054, H5057, H5095, H5097, H5098, H5101–H5107 [22JN], H5113, H5126 [23JN], H5167, H5168, H5169–H5177 [26JN], H5183, H5185, H5187, H5190, H5191, H5192, H5194, H5219 [27JN], H5235, H5236, H5239, H5240, H5241, H5242, H5243, H5288, H5289 [28JN], H5299, H5300, H5303, H5305, H5309, H5358, H5361 [29JN], H5395, H5421, H5422–H5428 [11JY], H5442 [12JY], H5766, H5771, H5772, H5773 [13JY], H5836, H5870, H5871 [14JY], H5904 [17JY], H5925, H5969–H5974 [18JY], H5985, H5988, H6036, H6038 [19JY], H6135, H6137–H6140 [20JY], H6200, H6201 [24JY], H6220, H6223, H6287–H6292 [25JY], H6305, H6311, H6312 [26JY], H6470, H6475, H6510 [27JY], H6526–H6530, H6568–H6570 [28JY], H7418–H7420 [14SE], H7437, H7474, H7475, H7481, H7482 [25SE], H7493, H7494, H7498, H7522 [26SE], H7617, H7628 [28SE], H7961, H7963 [11OC], H8020 [12OC], H9481 [29NO], E358 [21MR], E370 [23MR], E389, E391, E393 [27MR], E431 [3AP], E607 [4MY], E615, E616 [8MY], E621 [11MY], E638 [16MY], E714 [24MY], E839 [16JN], E878, E880 [22JN], E922 [29JN], E1049–E1052 [25JY]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 228), H2374–H2392 [24MR]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 254)—table (H. Res. 275), H2860–H2868 [26AP]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 308), H4114–H4139 [4MY]

Pensions: ensure retirement investors receive advice in their best interests, H4728 [8JN]

——— proposal to cap employee 401(k) plan contributions, H8064 [23OC]

Reynolds, Jody: inclusion in dsm Magazine ‘‘Sages Over 70’’ list, E1703 [14DE]

Roberts, Stephen: inclusion in dsm Magazine ‘‘Sages Over 70’’ list, E1708 [14DE]

Rural areas: importance of community pharmacies, H1449–H1456 [1MR], H5911–H5917 [17JY]

Saratoga County, NY: tribute to Office for the Aging Senior Picnic, E1174 [7SE]

Social Security: create a point of order against legislation that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits or privatize Social Security, H480, H481, H487, H488, H497 [13JA]

——— enhance benefits and ensure long-term solvency, H829 [1FE]

——— modify benefit and inflation calculations, update retirement age, increase low-income earners benefits, eliminate Retirement Earnings Test, encourage retirement savings, and limit certain family benefits, H293 [10JA]

——— protect system and improve benefits (H.R. 1902), H2707 [5AP], E992 [14JY]

——— repeal windfall elimination provision and protect retirement benefits of public servants, H7895 [10OC]

——— solvency, H291 [10JA], H2879 [26AP]

——— strengthen by reforming the benefit formula and the calculation of cost-of-living adjustments and improving the long-term condition of the trust fund, H294 [10JA]

Springfield, VA: tribute to Greenspring Retirement Community President’s Volunteer Service Award recipients, E237 [27FE]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), H894–H907, H918 [2FE], H1063 [7FE], H2103 [16MR], E144 [6FE]

——— disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (H. Res. 71), H831–H840 [1FE]

Stacy, Tracee: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1527 [7NO]

Taxation: provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (H.R. 3420), E1057 [26JY]

Tower One/Tower East (organization): anniversary, E1259 [25SE]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration, H2854 [26AP], H2961 [28AP]

Tucson, AZ: anniversary of Pima Council on Aging, E587 [2MY]

Vallejo, CA: anniversary of Florence Douglas Senior Center, E1186 [8SE]

Westenhaver, Sibyl: Katy, TX, Senior of the Year award recipient, E700 [23MY]

Remarks in Senate

Budget: allocation of funds, S4973–S4975 [6SE]

——— establish deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, reform Medicaid, and return regulation of insurance to State governments, S188–S191 [10JA]

——— reform entitlement programs, S1180–S1190, S1206–S1216 [15FE], S7659, S7660 [1DE], S7833 [5DE], S7899 [7DE], S8122 [19DE], S8175 [20DE]

CBO: online availability of cost estimate on H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, S3797 [27JN]

——— report on effect of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act repeal on health insurance coverage and premiums, S324, S325 [17JA]

CDC: create a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and preservation of brain health (S. 2076), S7017–S7019 [6NO]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: test effect of including telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models, S1737 [9MR]

Crime: prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases (S. 178), S361 [20JA], S4681–S4684 [1AU]

Dept. of Defense: funding through reductions in domestic priorities funding, S2513–S2515 [25AP]

Dept. of HHS: allow expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs during noncompetitive drug markets and drug shortages (S. 183), S3753 [26JN], S4148 [24JY], S5834 [19SE], S6346 [5OC], S7092 [8NO], S7182 [13NO]

——— establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (S. 1028), S2724 [3MY], S6143 [26SE]

——— reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care Program (S. 1188), S3092 [23MY]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S6410 [16OC]

——— establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (S. 705), S2951 [16MY], S6409 [16OC]

——— make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants to assist Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in rapid recovery of missing individuals (S. 772), S2864 [10MY], S7498 [29NO]

——— reauthorize Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism, S3204 [25MY]

——— reauthorize Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism (S. 2070), S7002 [2NO], S8145 [19DE], S8271–S8276 [21DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve provision of adult day health care services for veterans (S. 324), S7163, S7164 [9NO]

Diseases and disorders: Alzheimer’s disease research funding, S2883 [10MY]

Economy: promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections (S. 2155), S7821–S7823 [4DE]

Financial institutions: provide training for financial services personnel to identify potential examples of financial exploitation of senior citizens and liability protection for such individuals who disclose such examples (S. 223), S449 [24JA]

FTC: establish Office for the Prevention of Fraud Targeting Seniors (S. 81), S4715 [2AU]

Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, S88 [5JA], S326–S328, S330 [17JA], S1607, S1608, S1612, S1614, S1617–S1623, S1628 [7MR], S1650, S1652–S1660, S1662, S1679–S1681, S1685, S1698–S1702 [8MR], S1705–S1709, S1712, S1720–S1736 [9MR], S1753–S1755, S1758–S1760, S1762, S1765 [13MR], S1783–S1786, S1789–S1796, S1799, S1800 [14MR], S1810, S1826, S1831, S1832 [15MR], S1983, S1985, S1987 [27MR], S2090 [29MR], S2121, S2144–S2146 [30MR], S2405 [4AP], S2541 [26AP], S2575, S2576 [27AP], S4807 [3AU], S6161, S6165–S6167, S6168 [27SE], S6276 [3OC], S6299 [4OC], S6341, S6346 [5OC], S6383 [16OC], S6422 [17OC], S6493 [18OC]

Insurance: establish deficit-neutral reserve fund relative to strengthening Social Security and repealing and replacing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, S254, S255, S258, S259 [11JA]

Medicaid: funding, S1003 [9FE], S1086 [10FE], S4170 [25JY]

Medicare: create a point of order against legislation that does not lower prescription drug prices, S262 [11JA]

——— create a point of order against legislation that would increase eligibility age, privatize, or convert to a voucher system, S133–S135, S137 [9JA]

——— create a point of order against legislation that would repeal health reforms that closed the prescription drug coverage gap under Medicare, S251 [11JA]

——— ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (S. 445), S1469 [28FE]

——— establish Medicare for All Program to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage for all U.S. residents, S4368–S4370 [27JY]

——— establish Universal Medicare Program to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage for all U.S. residents (S. 1804), S5269 [13SE], S5728 [14SE], S5826, S5839 [19SE]

——— funding, S3595 [19JN], S6493, S6496–S6498, S6509, S6522, S6523 [18OC], S7542, S7543 [30NO], S8234, S8235 [21DE]

——— implement payment policies designed to improve management of chronic disease, streamline care coordination, and improve quality outcomes (S. 870), S6147–S6153 [26SE], S6180 [27SE]

——— permit occupational therapists to conduct initial assessment visits under a home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases (S. 977), S2619 [27AP]

——— reduce occurrence of diabetes in beneficiaries by extending coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, S1737 [9MR]

——— repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (S. 253), S596 [1FE]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (S. 1688), S6346 [5OC], S7092 [8NO], S7179–S7182 [13NO]

——— require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (S. 41), S165 [9JA], S220 [10JA], S3596 [19JN], S4148 [24JY]

Medicare/Medicaid: protect beneficiaries from benefit cuts, S1737 [9MR]

Montpelier, VT: anniversary of Montpelier Senior Activity Center, S3682 [21JN]

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 265), S5867 [19SE]

National Retirement Security Week: support goals and ideals (S. Res. 274), S6234 [28SE]

National Senior Center Month: observance, S4926 [5SE]

National Senior Corps Week: designate (S. Res. 164), S2970 [16MY]

Older Americans Month: designate (S. Res. 172), S3048 [18MY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal, S10, S11, S13 [3JA], S29–S44 [4JA], S73–S95, S99–S101, S103–S106 [5JA], S126–S135, S137–S151, S162–S179 [9JA], S182–S188, S191–S199, S220 [10JA], S223, S225–S229, S232–S243, S245–S249, S257–S273 [11JA], S297, S303 [12JA], S326–S328, S330 [17JA], S367 [23JA], S412–S414, S419–S422, S430–S432 [24JA], S515 [31JA], S702, S921, S970–S973 [6FE], S982–S987, S995–S1002, S1006–S1010, S1013–S1036, S1038–S1048, S1050–S1055, S1061–S1068 [9FE], S1086 [10FE], S1192–S1194 [15FE], S1224 [16FE], S1421, S1439 [27FE], S1457, S1462 [28FE], S1545 [2MR], S1590, S1591 [6MR], S1607, S1614, S1619, S1631 [7MR], S1650, S1652, S1657–S1660, S1662 [8MR], S1711, S1727 [9MR], S1753–S1755, S1758–S1760, S1762 [13MR], S1783–S1786, S1789–S1796, S1799 [14MR], S1810, S1826 [15MR]

——— repeal mandates and replace Medicaid expansion, tax credits, and cost-sharing premium subsidies with block grants to States, S5245, S5476 [13SE], S5733–S5737 [14SE], S5779–S5781, S5784, S5797–S5799, S5811–S5823 [18SE], S5826–S5831, S5833–S5848, S5868 [19SE], S5873–S5875, S5877–S5879, S6091–S6095 [25SE], S6097–S6106, S6108–S6118, S6122–S6128, S6154–S6157 [26SE], S6600 [19OC]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), S1857, S1859–S1862, S1872–S1875 [21MR], S1899, S1902, S1903, S1907, S1917, S1920 [22MR], S1942, S1944, S1952–S1954, S1958, S1960 [23MR], S1983 [27MR], S2058 [29MR], S2541 [26AP], S2570, S2571, S2593 [27AP], S2689, S2707 [3MY], S2742, S2745, S2762 [4MY], S2785, S2787, S2788, S2792, S2815 [8MY], S2824, S2827, S2830–S2833 [9MY], S2851, S2859–S2861, S2870 [10MY], S2898–S2900, S2904, S2908–S2911 [11MY], S2925 [15MY], S2937–S2939, S2944 [16MY], S2975, S2984, S2986–S2988 [17MY], S3025–S3027, S3029–S3033 [18MY], S3054 [22MY], S3083–S3089 [23MY], S3103, S3105, S3118–S3121, S3124–S3128, S3150, S3153–S3157 [24MY], S3159, S3162–S3165, S3168–S3172, S3174, S3179, S3182–S3186, S3200–S3202, S3205 [25MY], S3239 [5JN], S3253, S3255–S3260, S3272, S3276, S3278 [6JN], S3301, S3302, S3307–S3309, S3319–S3321, S3343 [7JN], S3345, S3347 [8JN], S3381–S3384 [12JN], S3415, S3419 [13JN], S3465, S3477, S3480 [14JN], S3507, S3532–S3536, S3538–S3543, S3545–S3550 [15JN], S3567–S3575, S3577–S3605, S3608–S3612 [19JN], S3615–S3619, S3621–S3625, S3627–S3631, S3633–S3641, S3654 [20JN], S3657–S3675, S3677, S3680, S3690–S3695 [21JN], S3697–S3707, S3709–S3712, S3715–S3725, S3737–S3739 [22JN], S3743–S3745, S3747–S3761, S3768–S3779 [26JN], S3782–S3796, S3803–S3806 [27JN], S3807–S3821, S3823–S3827 [28JN], S3837, S3840, S3842–S3846 [29JN], S3873–S3878 [10JY], S3889–S3911, S3926–S3931 [11JY], S3933–S3941, S3948–S3951 [12JY], S3966–S3970, S3972–S3976, S3981, S3984–S3988 [13JY], S4010–S4012, S4014 [17JY], S4029–S4051 [18JY], S4061, S4063, S4067–S4069 [19JY], S4087–S4090, S4102–S4106 [20JY], S4123–S4128, S4131–S4134, S4139–S4163 [24JY], S4165–S4184 [25JY], S4227–S4297 [26JY], S4349–S4360, S4362–S4387, S4389–S4416 [27JY], S4610 [31JY], S4633–S4635, S4637 [1AU], S4698, S4701 [2AU], S4807–S4809 [3AU], S5245, S5476 [13SE], S5727, S5733–S5737 [14SE], S5779–S5781, S5784, S5797–S5799, S5811–S5823 [18SE], S5826–S5831, S5833–S5848, S5868 [19SE], S5873–S5875, S5877–S5879, S6091–S6095 [25SE], S6097–S6106, S6108–S6118, S6122–S6128, S6154–S6157 [26SE], S6195 [28SE], S6915 [31OC], S6941 [1NO]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), motion to commit, S4183 [25JY], S4252, S4258–S4262, S4270 [26JY], S4400–S4415 [27JY]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), unanimous-consent agreement, S4177 [25JY], S4385 [27JY]

——— use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), unanimous-consent request, S3575–S3577, S3579, S3580 [19JN], S3699–S3702 [22JN], S4176 [25JY]

Pharmaceuticals: improve access to affordable prescription drugs (S. 771), S2146 [30MR]

Polson, MT: tribute to Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging Foster Grandparents Program, S6131 [26SE]

Social Security: create a point of order against legislation that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, S189–S191 [10JA], S7702 [1DE]

——— enhance benefits and ensure long-term solvency, S188, S190 [10JA]

——— funding, S7542, S7543 [30NO]

——— repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (S. 915), S6272 [3OC]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), S1142–S1148, S1150–S1157 [14FE], S1165–S1169, S1216 [15FE]

——— disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), motion to proceed, S1138–S1140, S1142 [14FE]

——— disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (S.J. Res. 14), S494 [30JA]

Taxation: encourage retirement savings, S2705 [3MY]

——— expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan (S. 1529), S7146 [9NO]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 1639), S4268 [26JY], S6391 [16OC]

——— restore State and local tax deductions if State and local spending on investments in healthcare, infrastructure, education, public safety, children, and the elderly is reduced or taxes on middle class are increased, S7703 [1DE]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 194), S4695 [1AU]

Reports filed

Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act: Committee on Education and the Workforce (House) (H.R. 2823) (H. Rept. 115–371), H8224 [25OC]

AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act: Committee on Indian Affairs (Senate) (S. 772) (S. Rept. 115–147), S4938 [5SE]

American Health Care Act: Committee on the Budget (House) (H.R. 1628) (H. Rept. 115–52), H2239 [20MR]

America’s Aging Workforce—Opportunities and Challenges: Committee on Aging (Senate, Special) (S. Rept. 115–191), S7891 [6DE]

Child Protection Improvements Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 695) (H. Rept. 115–138), H4423 [22MY]

——— Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 705), S5114 [11SE]

Consideration of H.J. Res. 40, Disapprove SSA Rule on Legislation Improving National Instant Criminal Background Check System by Including Recipients of Disability Benefits: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 71) (H. Rept. 115–7), H742 [30JA]

Consideration of H.R. 849, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 600 ) (H. Rept. 115–381), H8384 [1NO]

Consideration of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 228) (H. Rept. 115–58), H2444 [24MR]

——— Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 254) (H. Rept. 115–88), H2783 [6AP]

——— Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 308) (H. Rept. 115–109), H3321 [3MY]

Continued Access to Specialized Medicare Advantage Plans for Special Needs Individuals: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 3168) (H. Rept. 115–478), H10418 [21DE]

Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary To Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S. 870) (S. Rept. 115–146), S4826 [3AU]

Dept. of HHS National Family Caregiving Strategy Establishment: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1028), S2915 [11MY]

Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization and Risk of Injury or Death From Wandering Characteristics of Some Children With Autism Reduction: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2070), S7717 [1DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Provision of Adult Day Health Care Services for Veterans Improvement: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (House) (H.R. 1005) (H. Rept. 115–148), H4502 [23MY]

Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 2155), S8070 [18DE]

Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 178) (S. Rept. 115–9), S1973 [23MR]

——— Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 3270) (S. Rept. 114–430), S21 [3JA]

Enduring Voices Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2465) (H. Rept. 115–469), H10179 [18DE]

Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 1148) (H. Rept. 115–444), H9707 [6DE]

Increasing Telehealth Access in Medicare (ITAM) Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 3727) (H. Rept. 115–480), H10418 [21DE]

Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program Extension: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 3263) (H. Rept. 115–446), H9708 [6DE]

Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2557) (H. Rept. 115–449), H9708 [6DE]

Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 3271) (H. Rept. 115–447), H9708 [6DE]

Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 849) (H. Rept. 115–373), H8292 [31OC]

Request the President and Direct the Dept. of HHS To Transmit Certain Information on Plans To Repeal or Replace Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H. Res. 154) (H. Rept. 115–54), H2286 [21MR]

Senior Safe Act: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 3758) (H. Rept. 115–424), H9466 [28NO]

Seniors Fraud Prevention Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 81) (S. Rept. 115–141), S4667 [1AU]

Stark Administrative Simplification Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 3726) (H. Rept. 115–479), H10418 [21DE]

Table H. Res. 254, Consideration of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 275) (H. Rept. 115–95), H2845 [25AP]

Statements

American Health Care Act: A.J. Wilhelmi, Illinois Health and Hospital Association, S6100 [26SE]

——— National Association of Medicaid Directors, S6100 [26SE]

——— National Rural Health Association, H4130, H4144 [4MY]

——— several organizations, H4165–H4167 [4MY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Americans for Prosperity (organization), H509 [13JA]

——— Americans for Tax Reform (organization), H509 [13JA]

Texts of

H. Res. 71, consideration of H.J. Res. 40, disapprove SSA rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits, H831 [1FE]

H. Res. 228, consideration of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, H2375 [24MR]

H. Res. 275, table H. Res. 254, consideration of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, H2860 [26AP]

H. Res. 308, consideration of H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act and H.R. 2192, apply American Health Care Act provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff, H4114 [4MY]

H. Res. 600, consideration of H.R. 849, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, H8395 [2NO]

H.J. Res. 40, disapprove SSA rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits, H895 [2FE]

H.R. 695, Child Protection Improvements Act, H4409 [22MY]

H.R. 849, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, H8413 [2NO]

H.R. 1005, improve Dept. of Veterans Affairs provision of adult day health care services for veterans, H4468 [23MY]

H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, H2393–H2405 [24MR]

H.R. 3759, Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, H10148 [18DE]

S. 81, Seniors Fraud Prevention Act, S4715 [2AU]

S. 178, Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, S4681–S4684 [1AU], H7709–H7712 [3OC]

S. 253, Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act, S597 [1FE]

S. 260, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, S597 [1FE]

S. 324, State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act, S7164 [9NO]

S. 463, Cancer Care Payment Reform Act, S1502–S1504 [28FE]

S. 705, Child Protection Improvements Act, S6410 [16OC]

S. 772, AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, S7498 [29NO]

S. 870, Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary To Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act, S6147–S6152 [26SE]

S. 977, Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act, S2620 [27AP]

S. 2070, Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program reauthorization and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism, S8271–S8273, S8274–S8276 [21DE]

S. Res. 49, strengthen care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, declare goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s is a national priority, and increase research funding, S747 [6FE]

S. Res. 164, National Senior Corps Week, S2968 [16MY]

S. Res. 172, Older Americans Month, S3045 [18MY]

S. Res. 194, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, S3557 [15JN]

S. Res. 198, ensure that any sweeping health care legislation is done in a transparent and bipartisan process, S3690 [21JN]

S. Res. 265, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, S5866 [19SE]

S. Res. 274, support goals and ideals of National Retirement Security Week, S6230 [28SE]