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H.R. 6331 (110th): Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 ("MIPPA"), is a 2008 statute of United States Federal legislation which amends the Social Security Act.

On July 15, 2008, President George W. Bush vetoed the bill. On that same day the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to overturn the veto.

This law contained the first revision to policy covering Medicare Part D.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2008
Length: 103 pages
Jun 20, 2008
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Jul 15, 2008

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on July 15, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-275

1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 6331 - Medicare Act of 2008 (Jun 24, 2008)

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Says Election Year Politics Trumped Sound Policy
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Jul 9, 2008

Sen. Cornyn Statement In Support Of Veto Override On Medicare Cuts
    — Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] on Jul 15, 2008

Crapo Defends Market-Based Healthcare Approach
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Jul 15, 2008

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6212: Medicare Efficiency and Development of Improvement of Care and Services Act (MEDICS Act) of 2008

Introduced on Jun 9, 2008. 91% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3101: Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

Ordered Reported on Jun 9, 2008. 91% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3118: Preserving Access to Medicare Act of 2008

Ordered Reported on Jun 12, 2008. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3236: Medicare and Medicaid Extension Act of 2008

Ordered Reported on Jul 11, 2008. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3144: Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act of 2008

Introduced on Jun 17, 2008. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6252: Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act of 2008

Introduced on Jun 12, 2008. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3095: Relief for Rural Veterans in Crisis Act of 2008

Introduced on Jun 5, 2008. 95% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 20, 2008

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 24, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 26, 2008
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jul 9, 2008
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 15, 2008

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Jul 15, 2008
House Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the House. The Senate must do the same.

Jul 15, 2008
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

H.R. 6331 (110th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6331. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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