Current Legislation


Find current federal or state legislation on your sleep topic of interest, including access to care, research, telemedicine, drowsy driving and other sleep-related issues.

FEATURED FEDERAL LEGISLATION

H.Res 46 - Recognizing the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Sponsor:     Representative Sam Graves [R-MO]
Status:        Introduced in the House
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel


Summary:  A large percentage of soldiers returning from active duty are diagnosed with OSA; soldiers are 4 times more likely to develop sleep apnea than civilians.  Studies have shown that veterans suffering from PTSD report fewer nightmares and insufficient sleep when being treated with CPAP.  This resolution seeks to increase public awareness of sleep apnea, encourage soldiers and veterans to maintain healthy sleep and support access to care for soldiers and veterans with sleep disorders, including sleep apnea.

How does this affect AAHS members?
The AAHS seeks to improve awareness for healthy sleep with all Americans, including soldiers and veterans who can benefit from improved sleep practices.  The AAHS is also dedicated to improving access to care for individuals with sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea.

How to express support for this bill
If your
representative is a part of the committee/subcommittees, ask them to co-sponsor the bill:  House of Representatives Template Letter

If your representative is not a part of the committee/subcommittees, contact them to express your support: House of Representatives Template Letter

FEATURED STATE LEGISLATION

Colorado HB18-1260 – Prescription Drug Price Transparency
Sponsor:          Representative Joann Ginal [D]
                        Representative Dominique Jackson [D]
                        Senator Dominick Moreno [D]

Status:             Passed House; Introduced in Senate

Summary:  Prescription drug manufacturers must notify insurers, state purchasers, pharmacy benefit management firms and the commissioner of insurance when increasing a prescription price by more than 10% or introduce a new specialty drug; this information will be posted online for public access.  Healthy insurers must submit information regarding prescription drug costs covered under insurance plans.


How does this affect AAHS members?
The AAHS is focused on improving access to sleep care for all individuals, including patients with sleep disorders, which includes access to treatment.  Increased transparency in drug pricing will allow patients to become more informed regarding treatment costs and options.


How to express support for this bill
If you live in Colorado, ask your Colorado state senator to support this bill: Template Letter

If you have any questions regarding legislation or advocacy activities, please contact advocacy@sleepallies.org.