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H.R. 1354: Territories Health Equity Act of 2019

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To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Stacey Plaskett

Sponsor. Representative for the Virgin Islands. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Length: 30 pages
Feb 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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What legislators are saying

continuing resolution becomes law to extend medicaid funding for virgin islands
    — Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0] (Sponsor) on Nov 22, 2019

Engel Cosponsors Legislation to Improve Health Care in U.S. Territories
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 6, 2019

Sanders, Co-sponsors Unveil Legislation to Put Territories on Par with States for Medicaid
    — Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] on Jun 11, 2019

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Feb 25, 2019

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