Proposed Legislation Impacting Primary Care

Congress has introduced several bills impacting primary care since the start of the year. These include:

  • the Veterans Access to Direct Primary Care (H.R. 1520), introduced by Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas-21), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.-11), Ted Budd (R-N.C.-13), John Curtis (R-Utah-3), and Pete Sessions (R-Texas-17), that would pilot a program providing health savings accounts to veterans, allowing them to receive care through direct primary care arrangements outside of the Veterans Administration
  • the TREAT Act, introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Reps. Bob Latta (R-Ohio-5) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.-12), provides temporary state licensing reciprocity for all licensed/certified professionals to deliver in-person and telehealth care during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • H.R. 1025, Reps. Kim Schrier (D-Wash.-8), Kathy Castor (D-Fla.-14), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.-1), would reapply the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services provided under Medicaid.
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