H.R. 5437 (109th): Medicare Early Detection of Cancer Promotion Act of 2006

Introduced:
May 19, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Clay Shaw Jr.
Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 19, 2006
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 19, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 19, 2006
Referred to Committee May 19, 2006
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend for 6 months the eligibility period for the "Welcome to Medicare" physical examination and to eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests in order to promote the early detection of cancer.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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5/19/2006--Introduced.
Medicare Early Detection of Cancer Promotion Act of 2006 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) extend the eligibility period for a "Welcome to Medicare" physical examination from six months to one year; and (2) eliminate the 20% coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests.

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