To establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity under the Medicare program.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 11 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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5 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Aug 28, 2018
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Sep 5, 2018
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Sep 10, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means
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Sep 12, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
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H.R. 6690 (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. 6690. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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