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S. 971 (114th): Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Improvement Act of 2015

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an increase in the limit on the length of an agreement under the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program.

Sponsor and status

Ron Wyden

Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
Length: 1 page
Apr 16, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 30, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 30, 2015.

Pub.L. 114-39

4 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Approves Medicare \"Independence at Home\" Medical Practice Demonstration Improvement Act
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 23, 2015

Ways & Means to Hold Markup of Bills to Strengthen Health Care Access, Repeal Burdensome Obamacare Provisions
    — Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24, 2005-2020] on Jun 1, 2015

Renacci Applauds Ways & Means Committees Passage of Bills to Strengthen Medicare
    — Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018] on Jun 2, 2015

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Apr 16, 2015

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Apr 22, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 2, 2015
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 23, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 15, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 30, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 971 (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. 971. 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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