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H.R. 4671: Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act

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To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to reduce cost-sharing, align income and resource eligibility tests, simplify enrollment, and provide for other program improvements for low-income Medicare beneficiaries.

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Sponsor and status

Andy Kim

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020
Length: 24 pages
Introduced
Oct 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
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
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Kim Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Costs, Expand Medicare Benefits for Dental, Vision and Hearing
    — Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 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

Congressman Kim Calls on Congress to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
    — Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3] (Sponsor) on Dec 11, 2019

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History

Oct 15, 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.

Jan 24, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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H.R. 4671 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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