To require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015
Length: 7 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 10, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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265 Cosponsors (153 Democrats, 112 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Kinzinger, Pascrell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Access to Healthcare”
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16] (Sponsor) on Feb 11, 2015
“Huizenga Supports Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Access To Care For West Michigan Families”
— Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 13, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
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May 22, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2589 (115th).
H.R. 842 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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