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- Full Title
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program, to modernize the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.
- Summary (CRS)
6/16/2003--Introduced.Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to add a new part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) ...
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Jun 16, 2003
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Jun 17, 2003
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2473”). 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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Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 8, 2003
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