S. 1551 (112th): Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2011


Sep 13, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mark Kirk

Junior Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2011
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.

Summary (CRS)

9/13/2011--Introduced.Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2011 - Establishes a pilot program under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act in order to utilize smart card technology for Medicare ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 13, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1551”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (5R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2586 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 10, 2014

H.R. 2925 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 2011

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