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H.R. 2552: Protecting Local Access to Care for Everyone Act of 2019

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To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prevent certain payment reductions for clinic visit services furnished at excepted off-campus outpatient departments of a provider under the Medicare program.

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Sponsor and status

Derek Kilmer

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Kilmer Secures Provision to Prevent Cuts to Olympic Medical Center
    — Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2020

Kilmer Applauds Court Decision – Commits to Continuing Effort to Support Rural Hospitals
    — Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2019

Representatives Kilmer, Stefanik Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Regional Hospitals
    — Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6] (Sponsor) on May 9, 2019

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May 7, 2019

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