H.R. 451 (105th): To provide for a special Medicare part B enrollment period and a special medigap open enrollment period for certain military retirees and dependents.

Jan 20, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Ensign
Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district
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Jan 20, 1997
4 pages
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Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Signed by the President
Aug 05, 1997


This bill was introduced on January 20, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 20, 1997
Referred to Committee Jan 20, 1997

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Instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in the case of certain military retirees and dependents, to provide for a special enrollment period during which such an individual may enroll under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act. Prohibits an issuer of a Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policy, in the case of such an individual who seeks to enroll during such special enrollment period, from denying or conditioning the issuance or effectiveness of such a policy, or from discriminating in its pricing on the basis of the individual's health status, medical condition, claims experience, receipt of health care, medical history, genetic information, evidence of insurability, or disability.

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