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S. 688 (114th): Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmission Program Act of 2015

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to adjust the Medicare hospital readmission reduction program to respond to patient disparities, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Joe Manchin III

Sponsor. Senator for West Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015
Length: 9 pages
Mar 10, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 10, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Portman Welcomes New Opioid Funding as President Signs 21st Century CURES
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 13, 2016

As Senate Passes 21st Century CURES, Portman Welcomes New Opioid Funding
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 7, 2016

Portman Praises CURES Package, Welcomes New Opioid Funding
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 28, 2016

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Mar 10, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 688 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 688. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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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