A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure fairness in Medicare hospital payments by establishing a floor for the area wage index applied with respect to certain hospitals.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Georgia. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
14 Cosponsors (10 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Aid Rural Hospitals”
— Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA, 2005-2019] (Sponsor) on Feb 16, 2017
“Warner, Kaine Reintroduce Bill to Aid Rural Virginia Hospitals”
— Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 17, 2017
“Warner, Kaine Reintroduce Bill To Aid Rural Virginia Hospitals”
— Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 17, 2017
Apr 21, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2832 (114th).
Feb 15, 2017
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S. 397 (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 S. 397. 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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