House Committee Reports – Prohibiting Use of Disability Discriminatory QALYs in Federal Programs (HR 485)

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has reported legislation (HR 485) prohibiting the use of Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) metrics and calculations in federal programs. AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined two coalitions – CCD and PIPC  – advocating such legislation.  The CCD letter was posted August 1 and the PIPC letter was posted July 6 on our public policy updates page. The September 8 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of HR 485 is here: PDF.