Women of the CBC

Timeline: Healthcare

For over thirty years, the Congressional Black Caucus has fought to improve the state of Healthcare, Health research and services not only for minorities, women, and other underrepresented groups, but for all Americans. On the timeline below you can see some of the important legislation proposed by the women of the Congressional Black Caucus.

April 10, 1973
93rd Congress

H. R. 6770
Representative Yvonne B. Burke (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and the Social Security Act to provide a comprehensive program of Healthcare by strengthening the organization and delivery of Healthcare nationwide and by making comprehensive Healthcare insurance (including coverage for medical catastrophes) available to all Americans, and for other purposes.

August 03, 1973
93rd Congress

H. R. 9953
Representative Yvonne B. Burke (D-CA)

A bill to amend title VI of the Public Health Service Act to provide for adequate outpatient care in medically underserved areas. Burke also introduced this during the 94th Congress.

February 13, 1974
93rd Congress

H. R. 12778

Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include breast prosthesis among the items and services for which payment may be made under the supplementary medical insurance program.

February 26, 1975
94th Congress

 

H. R. 3764
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under part B of Medicare for routine Papanicolaou tests for the diagnosis of uterine cancer.

Collins introduced this legislation during the 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, and 99th Congresses. During the 100th Congress, Collins also included mammograms in her proposed legislation. During the 102nd Congress this legislation was introduced as the MEDICAID WOMEN'S BASIC HEALTH COVERAGE ACT OF 1991. Collins introduced similar legislation during the 103rd and 104th Congress.

February 21, 1975
94th Congress

 

H.R. 4744
Representative Yvonne B. Burke (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research and information projects and programs respecting amniocentesis, to provide for research on other methods of detecting birth defects, to provide assistance for programs of genetic counseling and to provide financial assistance for the performance of amniocentesis on women unable to pay therefore.

May 03, 1977
95th Congress

H. R. 6854
Representative Barbara Jordan (D-TX)

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require each hospital providing patients with inpatient hospital services under the programs or plans under such titles to furnish each such patient with written notice of charges for particular inpatient hospital services provided by the hospital to the patient.

November 29, 1979
96th Congress

H. Res. 487
Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY)

A resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 4962, a bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to streng then and improve Medicaid services to low-income children and pregnant women, and for other purposes.

December 4, 1979
96th Congress

 

H. R. 6016
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

A bill to amend part A of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide emergency assistance to Medicare participating hospitals to enable them to continue to provide vital medical and other Health services.

Collins also introduced this legislation during the 97th, 98th, 99th and 100th Congresses.

April 15, 1980
96th Congress

H. R. 7042
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

A bill to provide payment for dental services under part B of the Medicare program.

Collins also introduced this legislation 97th, 98th, and 99th Congresses.

February 26, 1985
99th Congress

H. R. 304
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment for dental services under part B of the Medicare program.

Collins also introduced this legislation during the 100th Congress.

January 4, 1991
102nd Congress

 

H.R. 286
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AMENDMENT TITLE XVIII

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment for dental services under part B of the Medicare Program.

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to reduce infant mortality through improvement of coverage of services to pregnant women and infants under the Medicaid Program.

The Medicaid Infant Mortality Amendments of 1993 (103rd Congress) and the Infant Mortality Amendments of 1995 (104th Congress) are similar pieces of legislation.

May 16, 1991
102nd Congress

 

 

 

H.J. Res. 257
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL)

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Month Joint resolution designating October 1991 as "National Breast Cancer Awareness Month"

Collins introduced similar legislation during the 103rd Congress.

October 6, 1992
102nd Congress

H.R. 6210
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)

To establish a program to provide grants to improve the quality and availability of comprehensive education, Health and social services for at-risk youth and their families, and for other purposes.

February 24, 1994
103rd Congress

H.R. 3896
Representative Barbara-Rose Collins (D-FL)

MINORITY HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION ACT OF 1994

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for demonstration projects to improve the Health of racial and ethnic minority groups by preventing disease and death.

February 6, 1995
104th Congress

H.R. 835
Representative Carrie Meek (D-FL)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for expanding and intensifying activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with respect to lupus.

Meek introduced similar legislation during the 105th and 106th Congresses.

February 29, 1996
104th Congress

H.R. 3001
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for expanding, intensifying, and coordinating activities of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute with respect to heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women.

June 25, 1996
104th Congress

 

 

H.R. 3712
Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL)

WOMEN VETERANS RESEARCH ACT OF 1996

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve research activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to women veterans.

June 25, 1996
104th Congress

 

 

H.R. 3713
Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL)

WOMEN VETERANS Health EQUITY ACT OF 1996

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve Healthcare services for women veterans provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

June 25, 1996
104th Congress

 

H.R. 3711
Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL)

WOMEN VETERANS HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACT OF 1996

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an assessment of the provision of Healthcare services and the conduct of research by the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to women veterans.

July 26, 1995
104th Congress

S. 1074
Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for expanding and intensifying activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with respect to lupus.

October 20, 1995
104th Congress

S. 1351
Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL)

A bill to encourage the furnishing of Healthcare services to low-income individuals by exempting Healthcare professionals from liability for negligence for certain Healthcare services provided without charge except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct, and for other purposes.

October 22, 1997
105th Congress

H.R. 2697
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

OSTEOPOROSIS AND RELATED BONE DISEASES RESEARCH ACT OF 1997

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand and intensify programs of the National Institutes of Health with respect to research and related activities concerning osteoporosis and related bone diseases.

During the 106th Congress Johnson introduced similar legislation with the Public Health Osteoporosis Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 1999.

November 4, 1997
105th Congress

H.R. 2804
Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI)

HEALTHCARE ACCESS IMPROVEMENT ACT

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to primary Health providers who establish practices in Health professional shortage areas.

Kilpatrick also introduced this legislation during 106th Congress.

May 15, 1997
105th Congress

H.R. 1637
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)

To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the provision to at-risk communities of services under the program of block grants for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

May 19, 1999
106th Congress

 

H.R. 1860
Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)

MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED ACCESS TO CARE ACT OF 1999

A bill to require managed care organizations to contract with providers in medically underserved areas, and for other purposes.

November 18, 1999
106th Congress

 

H.R. 3455
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

GIVE A KID A CHANCE OMNIBUS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT OF 1999

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to mental Health services for children, adolescents and their families.

Lee introduced similar legislation during the 107th and 108th Congresses.

January 6, 1999
106th Congress

H.CON.RES. 5
Representative Juanita Millender McDonald (D-CA)

Recognizing the severity of the issue of cervical Health, and for other purposes.

May 26, 1999
106th Congress

H.R. 1966
Representative Juanita Millender McDonald (D-CA)

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out programs regarding the prevention and management of asthma, allergies, and related respiratory problems, to establish a tax credit regarding pest control services for multifamily residential housing in low-income communities, and for other purposes.

October 1, 1999
106th Congress

H.R. 3000
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

To establish a United States Health Service to provide high quality comprehensive Healthcare for all Americans and to overcome the deficiencies in the present system of Healthcare delivery.

January 27, 2000
106th Congress

H.CON.RES. 243
Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH)

A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the importance of mental Health awareness, mental disorders, and early detection of mental illnesses to facilitate entry into treatment.

June 9, 2000
106th Congress

H.R. 4630
Representative Juanita Millender McDonald (D-CA)

To provide for the Health, education, and welfare of children under 6 years of age.

June 14, 2000
106th Congress

H.R. 4665
Representative Juanita Millender McDonald (D-CA)

To authorize assistance for mother-to-child HIV\AIDS transmission prevention efforts.

January 3, 2001
107th Congress

H.R. 75
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to mental Health services for children, adolescents and their families.

January 20, 2001
107th Congress

 

H.R. 239
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the collection of data on benign brain- related tumors through the national program of cancer registries.

May 02, 2001
107th Congress

H.R. 1672
Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH)

UTERINE FIBROIDS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACT OF 2001

A bill to provide for an increase in funding for research on uterine fibroids through the National Institutes of Health, and to provide for a program to provide information and education to the public on such fibroids.

August 02, 2001
107th Congress

HR 2743
Representative Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)

MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED ACCESS TO CARE ACT OF 2001

A bill to require managed care organizations to contract with providers in medically underserved areas, and for other purposes.

August 02, 2001
107th Congress

H.R. 2728
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

GOOD HEALTH PROTECTION ACT OF 2001

A bill to amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to allow States and localities to provide primary and preventive care to all individuals.

April 10, 2002
107th Congress

H.R. 4163
Representative Diane Watson (D-CA)

MERCURY IN DENTAL FILLING DISCLOSURE AND PROHIBITION ACT

A bill to prohibit the introduction into interstate commerce of mercury intended for use in a dental filling, and for other purposes

Watson introduced similar legislation during the 108th and 109th Congresses.

February 13, 2003
108th Congress

 

H.R. 811
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

SMARTS HEALTH ACT

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make demonstration grants to promote the well-being and educational achievement of children through school-based Health programs.

July 9, 2004
108th Congress

H.R. 4792
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

NEW UNITED STATES GLOBAL HIV PREVENTION STRATEGY TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS ACT OF 2004

A bill to require the President to establish a comprehensive, integrated, and culturally appropriate HIV prevention strategy that emphasizes the needs of women and girls for each country for which the United States provides assistance to combat HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.

May 22, 2003
108th Congress

 

H.Con.Res. 194
Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL)

Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of 'National Epilepsy Awareness Month' and urging funding for epilepsy research and service programs.

November 21, 2003
108th Congress

H.R. 3588
Representative Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)

HEALTH EMPOWERMENT ZONE ACT OF 2003

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish Health empowerment zone programs in communities that disproportionately experience disparities in Health status and Healthcare, and for other purposes.

She and members of the CBC introduced similar legislation during the 109 th Congress.

March 25, 2004
108th Congress

H.R. 4031
Representative Julia Carson (D-IN)

CHILDREN'S EXPRESS LANE TO Health COVERAGE ACT OF 2004

A bill to give States the flexibility to reduce bureaucracy by streamlining enrollment processes for the Medicaid and State children's Health insurance programs through better linkages with programs providing nutrition and related assistance to low-income families.

March 28, 2006
109th Congress

H.R. 5023
Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the amendments made by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requiring documentation evidencing citizenship or nationality as a condition for receipt of medical assistance under the Medicaid Program.

This bill was cosponsored by several members of the CBC.

May 25, 2006
109th Congress

H.R. 5508
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ACT OF 2006

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of Columbia under the Medicaid Program to 75 percent.

May 26, 2006
109th Congress

H.R. 5686
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

MEDICAID PROSTATE CANCER COVERAGE ACT OF 2006

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance for certain men screened and found to have prostate cancer under a Federally funded screening program.

May 2, 2006
109th Congress

H.R. 5263
Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)

To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the 2006 and 2007 initial enrollment periods for the Medicare prescription drug benefit and suspend the late enrollment.

This bill was cosponsored members of the CBC.

March 17, 2005
109th Congress

 

H.R. 1410
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

MENOPAUSAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS AND FAIRNESS ACT

A bill to provide for coverage of hormone replacement therapy for treatment of menopausal symptoms, and for coverage of an alternative insurance coverage, and other Federal Health insurance programs for hormone replacement therapy for such symptoms, under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, group health plans and individual health.

September 29, 2006
109th Congress

 

H. R. 6275
Delegates Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

HEALTH EQUITY AND JUSTICE ACT OF 2006

To improve the health of minority individuals.

November 8, 2005
109th Congress

 

H. CON. RES. 293
Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)

Whereas the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA) is people living with HIV/AIDS and individuals, coalitions, and organizations, all united in action to demand a far more urgent and effective.

December 6, 2006
109th Congress

 

 

H. R. 6380
Representative Julia Carson (D-IN)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require reporting of quality measures by hospitals in order to reduce medication errors.

September 08, 2005
109th Congress

H.R. 3708
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

HURRICANE KATRINA MENTAL Health RELIEF ACT OF 2005

A bill to dedicate 10 percent of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds for mental Health services to victims and first responders.

December 17, 2005
109th Congress

H.R. 4633
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

HIV/AIDS EMERGENCY HURRICANE RELIEF ACT

A bill to establish within the Department of Health and Human Services the position of HIV/AIDS Emergency Response Coordinator in order to coordinate the provision of certain services to individuals with HIV disease who have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina or Rita, and for other purposes.

June 22, 2006
109th Congress

 

 

H.R. 5674
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

PROTECTION AGAINST TRANSMISSION OF HIV FOR WOMEN AND YOUTH ACT OF 2006

A bill to require the President and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator to establish a comprehensive and integrated HIV prevention strategy to address the vulnerabilities of women and girls in countries for which the United States provides assistance to combat HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.

Feb 16, 2007
110th Congress

H.R. 1155
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.  

 

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