SENIOR CITIZENS

Amendments

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: 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 (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (H. Res. 71), H838 [1FE]

Articles and editorials

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]

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

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 H.R. 2243), H2971 [28AP]

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

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

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]

Dept. of Agriculture: 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]

___establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (see S. 1028), S2721 [3MY]

___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]

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

___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]

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]

___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]

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]

___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]

Diseases: issue semipostal stamp to support Alzheimer's disease research (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]

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]

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]

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]

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

Health: 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]

___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]

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]

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]

___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 H.R. 3032), H5138 [23JN]

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

___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]

___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]

___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 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 system to educate individuals approaching eligibility and simplify and modernize the enrollment process (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]

___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]

___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]

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

___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]

___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 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]

___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]

___modify coverage requirements for diabetic shoes (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]

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

___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]

___provide coverage of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (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 FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests (see H.R. 1578), H2148 [16MR]

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

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

___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 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 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]

___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]

___recognize attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients (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]

___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]

___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 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 H.R. 242), H94 [4JA]

___strengthen intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs (see S. 46), S113 [5JA]

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

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

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]

___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]

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

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]

___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]

___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]

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

___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]

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 (NICS) 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 (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (see H. Res. 71), H742 [30JA]

___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]

Taxation: 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]

___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 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]

___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]

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, S998S1002 [9FE]

Letters

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

___American Academy of Family Physicians, H4119 [4MY]

___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]

___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]

___Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, H2430 [24MR]

___Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union, H4125 [4MY]

___Save Medicaid in the Schools Coalition, H4159H4160 [4MY]

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

___several Governors, H2434 [24MR]

___several health care professionals organizations, H4127 [4MY]

___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]

___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]

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

Medicaid funding: Pascoag, RI, resident, S3665 [21JN]

___several Pennsylvania residents, S3710 [22JN]

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 constituent, 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 Administration Association, Inc., S451 [24JA]

SSA rule on improving National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 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]

Motions

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 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]

Remarks in House

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

Brooklyn Chinese-American Association: anniversary of Sixth Avenue Senior Center, E350 [20MR]

Congressional Progressive Caucus: budget priorities, H3316H3320 [3MY]

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

___Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H2902 [27AP], H4507 [24MY]

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), H4409H4411 [22MY], E693 [22MY]

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

Diseases: Alzheimer's disease research funding, H2505H2510 [28MR], H4643 [6JN], H4712 [8JN], H4823 [12JN], H5000 [21JN]

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

Health: create a Federal risk-sharing program to lower health insurance premiums and guarantee coverage for individuals with chronic or pre-existing conditions, H3311H3316 [3MY]

___national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, H595H599 [23JA], H675H677 [24JA], H1539, H1540, H1541, H1542, H1543, H1544, H1545, H1548H1552, H1577H1585, H1588H1590 [7MR], H1598, H1599, H1601, H1602, H1603, H1606H1609, H1613, H1614 [8MR], H1952, H1954, H1955, H1957, H1958, H1959, H1960, H1961, H1962, H1964, H1965, H2004, H2005, H2006H2016 [9MR], H2024, H2025, H2041H2044, H2045 [10MR], H2061, H2074H2078 [15MR], H2086, H2088, H2089, H2091, H2092, H2093, H2094, H2139, H2143H2146 [16MR], H2154, H2169H2173, H2174, H2175, H2179, H2180 [17MR], H2469, H2470 [28MR], H2521, H2522 [29MR], H2707 [5AP], H2858, H2859, H2860 [26AP], H2926, H2937 [27AP], H2947 [28AP], 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]

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

___funding, H2141 [16MR]

Medicare: 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]

___funding, H403 [12JA]

___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), 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], E305 [9MR]

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

___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 pharmacy benefits manager standards under the prescription drug program and transparency of payment methodology of pharmacies, H1450H1456 [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]

___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 (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]

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]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and accessibility, H1059H1061 [7FE], H2143H2146 [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, H290H296 [10JA], H305, H307, H309, H310, H313, H314, H374H380 [11JA], H394, H395, H396, H397, H401, H402, H403, H404, H452, H453, H454, H460 [12JA], H475, H476, H477, H478H520, H534, H535 [13JA], H563, H565, H593, H595H599 [23JA], H616, H619, H666, H675H677 [24JA], H959, H963, H966 [3FE], H1020, H1021, H1022 [7FE], H1117, H1118, H1120 [13FE], H1133, H1135, H1139 [14FE], H1257, H1283, H1292H1295 [16FE], H1341, H1351 [27FE], H1363 [28FE], H1401, H1402, H1403, H1448 [1MR], H1467, H1484H1488 [2MR], H1574 [7MR], H1602, H1603, H1613 [8MR], H1955, H1957, H1959, H1960, H1962, H1964, H1965, H2006H2016 [9MR], H2042, H2045 [10MR], H2143H2146 [16MR], H2179 [17MR], H2280 [21MR], H2577 [30MR], E63 [13JA]

___repeal (H.R. 175), H1582 [7MR]

___use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), H2187, H2225, H2226H2238 [20MR], H2244, H2245, H2246, H2247, H2248, H2249, H2250, H2251, H2252, H2253H2258, H2261H2266, H2271, H2276, H2277, H2278, H2279, H2280H2286 [21MR], H2292, H2293, H2294, H2295, H2296, H2297, H2298, H2299, H2300, H2301, H2302, H2332, H2333, H2334H2340, H2345 [22MR], H2352, H2353H2360, H2362, H2363H2367 [23MR], H2373, H2374, H2393H2441 [24MR], H2447, H2455, H2456 [27MR], H2511H2514 [28MR], H2527, H2549 [29MR], H2585H2587 [30MR], H2639 [4AP], H2703, H2709H2711, H2713 [5AP], H2768 [6AP], H2851, H2854, H2889H2892 [26AP], H2908, H2909, H2912, H2915, H2916 [27AP], H2947, H2949H2954, H2959, H2961, H2964H2966 [28AP], H2976, H2990 [1MY], H3006, H3051, H3052 [2MY], H3078, H3080, H3084, H3297, H3308, H3311H3316, H3318 [3MY], H4113, H4114, H4139H4171, H4173 [4MY], H4344, H4345 [18MY], H4376H4378, H4379 [19MY], H4417 [22MY], H4432, H4435 [23MY], H4521, H4523 [24MY], H4574, H4598 [25MY], H4707 [8JN], H4836 [12JN], H4863, H4867, H4901H4904 [13JN], H4925H4930 [15JN], H4984, H4985 [20JN], H4998, H5002, H5003, H5004, H5005, H5009, H5010, H5043 [21JN], H5053, H5054, H5057, H5095, H5097, H5098, H5101H5107 [22JN], H5113, H5126 [23JN], H5167, H5168, H5169H5177 [26JN], 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]

___use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 228), H2374H2392 [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), H2860H2868 [26AP]

___use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), consideration (H. Res. 308), H4114H4139 [4MY]

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

Rural areas: importance of community pharmacies, H1449H1456 [1MR]

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]

___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 (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), H894H907, H918 [2FE], H1063 [7FE], H2103 [16MR], E144 [6FE]

___disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (H. Res. 71), H831H840 [1FE]

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

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

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

Remarks in Senate

Budget: establish deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, reform Medicaid, and return regulation of insurance to State governments, S188S191 [10JA]

___reform entitlement programs, S1180S1190, S1206S1216 [15FE]

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

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]

Dept. of Defense: funding through reductions in domestic priorities funding, S2513S2515 [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]

___establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (S. 1028), S2724 [3MY]

___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 (S. 705), S2951 [16MY]

___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]

___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]

Diseases: Alzheimer's disease research funding, S2883 [10MY]

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]

Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, S88 [5JA], S326S328, S330 [17JA], S1607, S1608, S1612, S1614, S1617S1623, S1628 [7MR], S1650, S1652S1660, S1662, S1679S1681, S1685, S1698S1702 [8MR], S1705S1709, S1712, S1720S1736 [9MR], S1753S1755, S1758S1760, S1762, S1765 [13MR], S1783S1786, S1789S1796, S1799, S1800 [14MR], S1810, S1826, S1831, S1832 [15MR], S1983, S1985, S1987 [27MR], S2090 [29MR], S2121, S2144S2146 [30MR], S2405 [4AP], S2541 [26AP], S2575, S2576 [27AP]

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]

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, S133S135, 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]

___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. 41), S165 [9JA], S220 [10JA], S3596 [19JN]

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

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

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], S29S44 [4JA], S73S95, S99S101, S103S106 [5JA], S126S135, S137S151, S162S179 [9JA], S182, S187, S191S199, S220 [10JA], S223, S225S229, S232S243, S245S249, S257S273 [11JA], S297, S303 [12JA], S326S328, S330 [17JA], S367 [23JA], S412S414, S419S422, S430S432 [24JA], S515 [31JA], S702, S921, S970S973 [6FE], S982S987, S995S1002, S1006S1010, S1013S1036, S1038S1048, S1050S1055, S1061S1068 [9FE], S1086 [10FE], S1192S1194 [15FE], S1224 [16FE], S1421, S1439 [27FE], S1457, S1462 [28FE], S1545 [2MR], S1590, S1591 [6MR], S1607, S1614, S1619, S1631 [7MR], S1650, S1652, S1657S1660, S1662 [8MR], S1711, S1727 [9MR], S1753S1755, S1758S1760, S1762 [13MR], S1783S1786, S1789S1796, S1799 [14MR], S1810, S1826 [15MR]

___use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), S1857, S1859S1862, S1872S1875 [21MR], S1899, S1902, S1903, S1907, S1917, S1920 [22MR], S1942, S1944, S1952S1954, 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, S2830S2833 [9MY], S2851, S2859S2861, S2870 [10MY], S2898S2900, S2904, S2908S2911 [11MY], S2925 [15MY], S2937S2939, S2944 [16MY], S2975, S2984, S2986S2988 [17MY], S3025S3027, S3029S3033 [18MY], S3054 [22MY], S3083S3089 [23MY], S3103, S3105, S3118S3121, S3124S3128, S3150, S3153S3157 [24MY], S3159, S3162S3165, S3168S3172, S3174, S3179, S3182S3186, S3200S3202, S3205 [25MY], S3239 [5JN], S3253, S3255S3260, S3272, S3276, S3278 [6JN], S3301, S3302, S3307S3309, S3319S3321, S3343 [7JN], S3345, S3347 [8JN], S3381S3384 [12JN], S3415, S3419 [13JN], S3465, S3477, S3480 [14JN], S3507, S3532S3536, S3538S3543, S3545S3550 [15JN], S3567S3575, S3577S3605, S3608S3612 [19JN], S3615S3619, S3621S3625, S3627S3631, S3633S3641, S3654 [20JN], S3657S3675, S3677, S3680, S3690S3695 [21JN], S3697S3707, S3709S3712, S3715S3725, S3737S3739 [22JN], S3743S3745, S3747S3761, S3768S3779 [26JN]

___use of budget reconciliation to repeal and reform health care and insurance procedures (H.R. 1628), unanimous-consent request, S3575S3577, S3579, S3580 [19JN], S3699S3702 [22JN]

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

Social Security: create a point of order against legislation that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, S189S191 [10JA]

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

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), S1142S1148, S1150S1157 [14FE], S1165S1169, S1216 [15FE]

___disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), motion to proceed, S1138S1140, S1142 [14FE]

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

Taxation: encourage retirement savings, S2705 [3MY]

Reports filed

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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

___several organizations, H4165H4167 [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 (NICS) 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.J. Res. 40, disapprove SSA rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by including certain recipients of disability benefits, H895 [2FE]

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

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, H2393H2405 [24MR]

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

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

S. 463, Cancer Care Payment Reform Act, S1502S1504 [28FE]

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

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]