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H.R. 3178: Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Medicare is the federal program that pays for covered health care services of qualified beneficiaries, which include individuals age 65 or older as well as those permanently disabled under the age of 65. In FY2017, the program will cover approximately 58 million people (49 million aged and 9 million disabled) at a total cost of $715 billion.

Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing care, hospice, and some health services. Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient services, and some home health and preventive services like clinical research ...

Sponsor and status

Kevin Brady

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2017
Length: 24 pages

Jul 11, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 25, 2017

This bill passed in the House on July 25, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


37% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 11, 2017

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Jul 13, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jul 25, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 25, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 3178 is 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.

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