H.R. 1 (108th): Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

Introduced:

Jun 25, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 8, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 8, 2003.

Law:

Pub.L. 108-173

Sponsor:

Dennis “Denny” Hastert

Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 25, 2003
Length: 415 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary prescription drug benefit under the medicare program and to strengthen and improve the medicare program, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (also called the Medicare Modernization Act or MMA) is a federal law of the United States, enacted in 2003. It produced the largest overhaul of Medicare in the public health program's 38-year history.

The MMA was signed by President George W. Bush on December 8, 2003, after passing in Congress by ...

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History

Jun 25, 2003
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 27, 2003
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 7, 2003
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 22, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Nov 25, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 8, 2003
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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