H.R. 885 (101st): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to limit the penalty for late enrollment under the medicare program to 10 percent and twice the period of no enrollment.


Feb 7, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barney Frank

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

2/7/1989--Introduced.Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to limit the late enrollment penalty to a ten percent increase in the monthly part ... Read more >

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Feb 7, 1989

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 885”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
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H.R. 1335 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 7, 1991

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