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S. 861 (114th): PRIME Act of 2015

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A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Sponsor and status

Thomas Carper

Sponsor. Senator for Delaware. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015
Length: 30 pages
Mar 25, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2425: Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 28, 2015. (compare text)

16 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 8 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Passes Bipartisan PRIME Act Provisions to Curb Medicare and Medicaid Waste and Fraud
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] (Sponsor) on Dec 18, 2015

Senate Passes Bipartisan PRIME Act Provisions to Curb Medicare and Medicaid Waste and Fraud
    — Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY, 1997-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 18, 2015

Warner Applauds Committee Passage of Bipartisan Health Bills to Protect Seniors
    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 24, 2015

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Mar 25, 2015

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

Jun 24, 2015
Ordered Reported

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Jul 30, 2015
Reported by Senate Committee on Finance

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S. 861 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 861. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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