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H.R. 448 (105th): Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 1997

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of early detection of prostate cancer and certain drug treatment services under part B of the Medicare program, to amend chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage of such early detection and treatment services under the programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to expand research and education programs of the National Institutes of Health and the Public Health Service relating to prostate cancer.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Spencer Bachus III

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 1997
Length: 13 pages

Jan 9, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jan 9, 1997

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H.R. 448 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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