About the bill
- Full Title
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit classification of certain hospitals as rural referral centers, to permit reclassification of certain hospitals for disproportionate share payments, and to permit sole community hospitals to rebase Medicare payments based upon fiscal year 1994 and 1995 costs.
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Apr 8, 1997
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1248”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
27 cosponsors (15R, 12D)
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Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 5, 1997
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 1248 — 105th Congress: Rural Health Care Protection Act of 1997. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr1248
“H.R. 1248 — 105th Congress: Rural Health Care Protection Act of 1997.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. February 6, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr1248>
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