To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015
Length: 22 pages
114th Congress, 2015–2017
This bill was introduced on November 18, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Welch Unveils Bipartisan Initiative Encouraging Seniors to Plan for Debilitating Illnesses”
— Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 5, 2016
Nov 18, 2015
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Jul 11, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3181 (115th).
H.R. 4059 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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