About the bill
- Full Title
To amend the Social Security Act to waive the 24 month waiting period for Medicare coverage of individuals disabled with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), to provide Medicare coverage of drugs used for treatment of ALS, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase Federal funding for research on ALS.
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Jun 23, 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. 2009”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
144 cosponsors (104D, 39R, 1I)
- Committee Assignments
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 2009 — 105th Congress: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research, Treatment, and Assistance Act of 1997. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr2009
“H.R. 2009 — 105th Congress: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research, Treatment, and Assistance Act of 1997.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. February 5, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr2009>
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