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H.R. 2477: BENES Act of 2019

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a system to notify individuals approaching Medicare eligibility, to simplify and modernize the eligibility enrollment process, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Raul Ruiz

Sponsor. Representative for California's 36th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
May 2, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 15, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 15, 2020.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Doctor Ruizs Bill to Help Seniors Access Medicare Coverage Advances During Energy and Commerce Markup
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Jul 15, 2020

Schneider Bill to Train More Doctors to Combat Opioid Epidemic Passes Ways & Means Committee
    — Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 28, 2019

Burgess Opening Statement for Health Subcommittee Hearing
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Jan 8, 2020

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History

May 2, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jan 8, 2020
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 11, 2020
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 15, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2477 is 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.

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