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H.R. 5725 (115th): BEST Act

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To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress a report on the extent to which Medicare Advantage plans offered under part C of the Medicare program include supplemental health care benefits designed to treat or prevent substance use disorders.

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Sponsor and status

Peter Roskam

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2018
Length: 4 pages
May 9, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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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)

3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)


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What legislators are saying

Roskam opioid bills advance through committee
    — Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018] (Sponsor) on May 18, 2018

Linda Snchez, Peter Roskam, Raul Ruiz, and John Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Review Medicare Advantage Benefits to Treat Substance Use Disorders
    — Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38] (Co-sponsor) on May 10, 2018

Update on H.R. 4841, a bill introduced by Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)
    — Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] on May 16, 2018

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May 9, 2018

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H.R. 5725 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5725. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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

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