H.R. 598 (105th): To provide for certain military retirees and dependents a special Medicare part B enrollment period during which the late enrollment penalty is waived and a special medigap open enrollment period during which no underwriting is permitted.


Feb 5, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 5, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Ensign

Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 5, 1997
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Summary (CRS)
2/5/1997--Introduced.Instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in the case of certain military retirees and dependents, to provide for a special open enrollment period during which such an individual ... Read more >
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Enacted — Signed by the President
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Feb 5, 1997


37 cosponsors (23R, 14D) (show)
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