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H.R. 1570 (116th): Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2020

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Donald Payne Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Length: 11 pages
Mar 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 133: H.R. 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief]
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2020. (compare text)

344 Cosponsors (214 Democrats, 129 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Payne, Jr.s Colorectal Cancer Prevention Bill Becomes Law
    — Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] (Sponsor) on Dec 28, 2020

Davis Encourages Committee to Take up Student Loan, Colon Cancer Prevention, Pediatric Cancer Research & USMCA Legislation
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 6, 2019

E&C Republican Leaders' Statement on House Passage of Health Bills
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Dec 9, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1570 will save $182 million through 2030.


Mar 6, 2019

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Dec 4, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Dec 9, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1570 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1570. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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