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H.R. 3421: Fair Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3421

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2019

(for himself, Mrs. Dingell, and Mr. Buchanan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide for a 3-year extension of funding outreach and assistance for low-income programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fair Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019.

2.

Extension of funding outreach and assistance for low-income programs

(a)

Additional funding for State health insurance programs

Subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 119 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. 1395b–3 note), as amended by section 3306 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148), section 610 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–240), section 1110 of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–67), section 110 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–93), section 208 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Public Law 114–10), and section 50207 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115–123), is amended—

(1)

in clause (vii), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in clause (viii), by striking and at the end;

(3)

in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(4)

by inserting after clause (ix) the following new clause:

(x)

for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2022, of $15,000,000.

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(b)

Additional funding for area agencies on aging

Subsection (b)(1)(B) of such section 119, as so amended, is amended—

(1)

in clause (vii), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in clause (viii), by striking and at the end;

(3)

in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(4)

by inserting after clause (ix) the following new clause:

(x)

for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2022, of $15,000,000.

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(c)

Additional funding for aging and disability resource centers

Subsection (c)(1)(B) of such section 119, as so amended, is amended—

(1)

in clause (vii), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in clause (viii), by striking and at the end;

(3)

in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(4)

by inserting after clause (ix) the following new clause:

(x)

for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2022, of $5,000,000.

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(d)

Additional funding for contract with the national center for benefits and outreach enrollment

Subsection (d)(2) of such section 119, as so amended, is amended—

(1)

in clause (vii), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in clause (viii), by striking and at the end;

(3)

in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(4)

by inserting after clause (ix) the following new clause:

(x)

for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2022, of $15,000,000.

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