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H.R. 6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6 includes Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting communities, and bolstering efforts to combat illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. The policies contained in the legislation were advanced through regular order by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. A detailed section-by-section can be found here. Major provisions include:

Medicaid

  • Require state Medicaid programs to not terminate a juvenile’s medical assistance eligibility because the juvenile is incarcerated. A state ...

Sponsor and status

Greg Walden

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 5, 2018
Length: 250 pages
Introduced:

Jun 13, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 24, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-271

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6 will save $83 million through 2028.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2680: Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Apr 24, 2018. 30% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3120: HEAL Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Jun 25, 2018. 55% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5788: STOP Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 14, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3057: STOP Act of 2018

Introduced on Jun 12, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6110: Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5776: MOST Act

Ordered Reported on May 16, 2018. 79% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5477: Rural DOCS Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3383: Rural DOCS Act

Introduced on Aug 23, 2018. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5812: Creating Opportunities that Necessitate New and Enhanced Connections That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5605: Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 71% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5801: Medicaid Providers Are Required To Note Experiences in Record Systems to Help In-need Patients Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6779: Using Data to Prevent Opioid Diversion Act of 2018

Introduced on Sep 12, 2018. 74% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5774: Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5773: Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 86% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5799: Medicaid Drug Review, Utilization, Good Governance Improvement Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5933: Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 2018

Introduced on May 23, 2018. 51% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2789: Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on May 24, 2018. 51% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4284: INFO Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5679: Jobs Plus Recovery Act of 2018

Introduced on May 7, 2018. 40% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2642: Jobs Plus Recovery Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 10, 2018. 40% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2524: Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018

Introduced on Mar 8, 2018. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5102: Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6902: Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018

Introduced on Sep 26, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5715: Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2912: Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs Enhancement Act

Introduced on May 22, 2018. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6878: Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018

Introduced on Sep 25, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5810: Medicaid Health Homes for Opioid-Use-Disorder Medicaid Enrollees Encouraged Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5722: Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018

Introduced on May 9, 2018. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3008: Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018

Introduced on Jun 6, 2018. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2905: Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act of 2018

Introduced on May 22, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2875: COMBAT Act of 2018

Introduced on May 17, 2018. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2837: Preventing Drug Diversion Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Jun 14, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5775: Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2589: Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018

Introduced on Mar 22, 2018. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5590: Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 75% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5699: HOST Act of 2018

Introduced on May 8, 2018. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5800: Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access are Limited without Information Needed about Facility Obligations Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3528: Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act

Ordered Reported on May 9, 2018. 76% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5806: 21st Century Tools for Pain and Addiction Treatment Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 94% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1925: At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4005: Medicaid Reentry Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3384: Medicaid Health HOME Act

Introduced on Aug 23, 2018. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5009: Jessie’s Law

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 88% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5778: Promoting Outpatient Access to Non-Opioid Treatments Act

Introduced on May 11, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3053: CHIP Mental Health and Addiction Parity Act

Introduced on Jun 12, 2018. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5041: Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3192: CHIP Mental Health Parity Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4635: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 13, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5294: Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 13, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5725: BEST Act

Introduced on May 9, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5353: Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 68% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5716: COMPASS Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 79% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2909: Assessing Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Act

Introduced on May 22, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5714: EDU Act of 2018

Introduced on May 9, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5583: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on certain adult health quality measures, and for other purposes.

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3489: EDU Act of 2018

Introduced on Sep 25, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5789: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid coverage protections for pregnant and post-partum women while receiving inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder, and ...

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4998: Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5676: Stop Excessive Narcotics in our Retirement Communities Protection Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3327: SENIOR Communities Protection Act

Introduced on Aug 1, 2018. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5686: Medicare Clear Health Options in Care for Enrollees Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on May 9, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5582: Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2908: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for electronic prior authorization under Medicare part D for covered part D drugs, and for other purposes.

Introduced on May 22, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3331: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology.

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5790: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for clinical psychologist services models to be tested by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and for other ...

Introduced on May 15, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6047: SALTS Act

Introduced on Jun 7, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 13, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 22, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 17, 2018
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 25, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 28, 2018
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Oct 3, 2018
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 24, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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