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H.R. 4618: Medicare Hearing Act of 2019

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for certain hearing items and services under part B of the Medicare program.

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Sponsor and status

Lucy McBath

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

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Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Oct 8, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Oct 17, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 17, 2019.

Prognosis
12% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

McBath-Dingell Legislation to Improve Seniors' Access to Hearing Aids Under Medicare Passes House Committee
    — Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 17, 2019

Rush, Committee on Energy and Commerce Consider Legislation to Lower Drug Costs and Expand Access to Healthcare for Seniors
    — Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] on Oct 17, 2019

Neal Opening Statement at Markup of Health Legislation
    — Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1] on Oct 22, 2019

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History

Oct 8, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 17, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 22, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means

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

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Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4618 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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