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H.R. 5160 (115th): Cancer Care Planning and Communications Act of 2018

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program.

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Mark DeSaulnier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Length: 12 pages
Mar 5, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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Representatives DeSaulnier and Poe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Patients Better Navigate Cancer Diagnosis
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11] (Sponsor) on Mar 7, 2018

Representatives Poe and DeSaulnier Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Patients Better Navigate Cancer Diagnosis
    — Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2018

Foster Announces Bipartisan Energy Legislation Signed into Law
    — Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11] on Sep 25, 2018

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Mar 5, 2018

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

H.R. 5160 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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