H.R. 521 (105th): Medicare Hospice Benefit Amendments of 1997


Feb 4, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Benjamin Cardin

Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 1997
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make certain changes to hospice care under the Medicare program.

Summary (CRS)

2/4/1997--Introduced.Medicare Hospice Benefit Amendments of 1997 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to hospice care to:(1) restructure the hospice care benefit period;(2) cover any ... Read more >

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Feb 4, 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. 521”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


128 cosponsors (91D, 36R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3714 (104th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 25, 1996

S. 734 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 1997

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