H.R. 5259 (100th): Small Rural Hospital Preservation Act of 1988


Sep 7, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 7, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David “Mac” Sweeney

Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit small rural hospitals to elect to be paid on a reasonable cost basis.

Summary (CRS)

9/7/1988--Introduced.Small Rural Hospital Preservation Act of 1988 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit rural hospitals with fewer than 100 beds to elect to be ... Read more >

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Sep 7, 1988

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12 cosponsors (9R, 3D) (show)
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