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S. 497 (115th): Lymphedema Treatment Act

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.

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Sponsor and status

Maria Cantwell

Sponsor. Senator for Washington. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Mar 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Mar 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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

S. 497 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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