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H.R. 4671 (116th): 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
Oct 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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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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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 4671 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4671. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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