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H.R. 5477: Rural DOCS Act

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To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project to increase substance use provider capacity under the Medicaid program.

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Sponsor and status

Tom O’Halleran

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018
Length: 22 pages
Introduced:

Apr 11, 2018

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. 6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

50% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5477 will add $302 million in new spending through 2028.

History

Apr 11, 2018
 
Introduced

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Apr 25, 2018
 
Considered by Health

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May 17, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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H.R. 5477 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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