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H.R. 1559 (114th): Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act of 2015

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of an initial comprehensive care plan for Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015
Length: 11 pages
Mar 24, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 24, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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U.S. Reps. Smith, Waters Mark National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Memory Screening Month
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 3, 2016

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
    — Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 16, 2015

U.S. Reps. Smith, Waters Mark National Alzheimers Disease Awareness Month and Memory Screening Month
    — Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 4, 2016

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Mar 24, 2015

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H.R. 1559 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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