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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
Introduced:

Jul 11, 2017

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018; SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Honoring Hometown Heroes Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 9, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

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

History

Jul 11, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jul 13, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 25, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

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

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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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