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H.R. 6886: HEARTS Act of 2018

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To amend title 10, United States Code, to modify the requirement for certain former members of the Armed Forces to enroll in Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life, and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests under the Medicare program.

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Sam Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2018
Length: 10 pages

Sep 25, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 28, 2018

This bill passed in the House on September 28, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


35% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 25, 2018

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Sep 28, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 6886 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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