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H.R. 2990: Rural Health Care Access Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2990

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit States to designate without any mileage limitations facilities that are located in rural areas as critical access hospitals, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rural Health Care Access Act of 2019.

2.

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

(a)

In general

Section 1820 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395i–4) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c)(2)(B)(i)—

(A)

by striking , and that— and inserting a semicolon; and

(B)

by striking subclauses (I) and (II); and

(2)

in subsection (h)(3), by inserting made before the date of the enactment of the Rural Health Care Access Act of 2019 after any redesignation.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a)(1) shall apply with respect to any designation or redesignation made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.