H.R. 5298 (100th): Medicare Wage Index Equity Act of 1988


Sep 14, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 14, 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 with respect to making more equitable the application of the area wage index for prospective payment of hospitals under the medicare program.

Summary (CRS)

9/14/1988--Introduced.Medicare Wage Index Equity Act of 1988 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require that in determining the proportion of hospital costs attributable to wages ... Read more >

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Sep 14, 1988

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5298”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (8R, 2D) (show)
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H.R. 4333 (Related)
Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 10, 1988

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