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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: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 100 pages
Introduced:

Jun 13, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Jun 13, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 13, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

28% 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 13, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed House (Senate next)

Pending
 
Passed Senate

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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