US HB1530 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 83-37)
Status: Introduced on March 5 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-05 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Pending: House Energy And Commerce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019 This bill expands Medicare coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity. Specifically, the bill allows coverage for therapy that is provided by (1) a physician who is not a primary care physician; or (2) other health care providers (e.g., physician assistants and nurse practitioners) and approved counseling programs, if provided upon a referral from, and in coordination with, a physician or primary care practitioner. Currently, such therapy is covered only if provided by a primary care practitioner. The bill also allows coverage under Medicare's prescription drug benefit of drugs used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss management for individuals who are overweight.

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Title

Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019

Sponsors

Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY]Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY]
Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. John Katko [R-NY]
Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX]Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Don Young [R-AK]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]
Rep. David Roe [R-TN]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]
Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Billy Long [R-MO]Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO]
Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY]
Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]
Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO]Rep. David McKinley [R-WV]
Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]
Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL]Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]
Rep. Peter King [R-NY]Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA]Rep. George Holding [R-NC]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-05HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-05HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-03-05HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB595 (Same As) 2019-02-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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