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H.R. 4665: Medicare Vision Act of 2019

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

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Sponsor and status

Kim Schrier

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020
Length: 12 pages
Oct 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

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.

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

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Schriers Bill to Expand Medicare to Get House Vote Next Week
    — Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8] (Sponsor) on Dec 6, 2019

Bill Seeks to Provide Vision Coverage in Medicare, Lowering Costs for Seniors
    — Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 22, 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

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Oct 11, 2019

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Oct 17, 2019
Ordered Reported

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

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H.R. 4665 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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