H.R. 963: Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Diana DeGette
Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4091 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 2012

S. 466 (Related)
Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 05, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

6% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To assist low-income individuals in obtaining medically recommended dental care.

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Cosponsors
28 cosponsors (23D, 5R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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3/5/2013--Introduced.
Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to maximize the number of eligible low-income individuals receiving dental care.
Requires an entity to use amounts received under a grant or contract to fund the employment costs of a program to: (1) coordinate the provision of free, medically recommended dental care to eligible low-income individuals by volunteer dentists in a manner consistent with state licensing laws; and (2) verify the medical, dental, and financial needs of individuals who may be eligible for such dental services.
Requires an eligible: (1) entity to be tax-exempt and provide for the participation of eligible individuals in a free dental services program; and (2) individual to be entitled to benefits or be enrolled under Medicare, Medicaid, or a state plan or waiver under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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