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H.R. 1708 (111th): Ending the Medicare Disability Waiting Period Act of 2009

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 25, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 25, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Gene Green

Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2009
Length: 8 pages

History

Mar 25, 2009
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1708 (111th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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