H. R. 2178
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 9, 2019
Mr. King of New York (for himself and Ms. Castor of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act.
Elimination of waiting period for individuals with metastatic breast cancer
Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 423) is amended—
in subsection (a)—
in paragraph (1), in the matter following subparagraph (E), by striking
or (ii) and inserting
(ii) in the case of an individual who has been medically determined to have metastatic breast cancer, for each month beginning with the first month during all of which the individual is under a disability and in which the individual becomes entitled to such insurance benefits, or (iii); and
in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting
or (iii) after
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to applications for disability insurance benefits filed after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Waiver of 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage of individuals with metastatic breast cancer
Section 226(h) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 426(h)) is amended by inserting
or metastatic breast cancer after
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The amendments made by this section shall apply to benefits for months beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.