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H.R. 5659 (114th): ESRD Choice Act of 2016

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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Sponsor and status

Jason Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Jul 7, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 34: 21st Century Cures Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 13, 2016. (compare text)
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What legislators are saying

Jason Smith's Bill Eliminating Federal Coverage Barriers for Kidney Failure Patients Advances to President's Desk
    — Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8] (Sponsor) on Dec 7, 2016

ICYMI: Finally, legislation that offers people with kidney failure a choice in coverage
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 11, 2016

On the House Floor This Week - 9/20/16
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Sep 20, 2016

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History

Jul 7, 2016
 
Introduced

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Jul 13, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 19, 2016
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Sep 21, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5659 (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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