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H.R. 6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6 includes Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting communities, and bolstering efforts to combat illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. The policies contained in the legislation were advanced through regular order by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. A detailed section-by-section can be found here. Major provisions include:

Medicaid

  • Require state Medicaid programs to not terminate a juvenile’s medical assistance eligibility because the juvenile is incarcerated. A state ...

Sponsor and status

Greg Walden

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 348 pages
Introduced:

Jun 13, 2018

Status:

Parts Incorporated Into Other Measures

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on September 17, 2018. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 1091: Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 7, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

94% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 13, 2018
 
Introduced

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

Jun 22, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 17, 2018
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Pending
 
House Approves Senate Changes

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 6 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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