A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Indiana. Republican.
Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 32 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on May 26, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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May 26, 2016
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S. 2998 (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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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