New Cosponsor — Sep 29, 2010
New Cosponsor: Rep. Mark Critz [D-PA12, 2010-2012]
The bill now has 113 cosponsors (95 Democrats, 18 Republicans).
Mar 25, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on March 25, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district
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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2009
Length: 8 pages
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to phase out the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits, to eliminate the waiting period for individuals with life-threatening conditions, and for other purposes.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1708 — 111th Congress: Ending the Medicare Disability Waiting Period Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr1708
“H.R. 1708 — 111th Congress: Ending the Medicare Disability Waiting Period Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. July 6, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr1708>
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