H.R. 1248 (105th): Rural Health Care Protection Act of 1997


Apr 8, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 8, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert “Bob” Ney

Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 8, 1997
Length: 7 pages

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.

Summary (CRS)

4/8/1997--Introduced.Rural Health Care Protection Act of 1997 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, with respect to a hospital which has ever been classified as a rural ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


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) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 2015 (Related)
Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 5, 1997

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