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H.R. 4996: Helping MOMS Act of 2019

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To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a State option under the Medicaid program to provide for and extend continuous coverage for certain individuals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robin Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Length: 12 pages
Nov 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 29, 2020

This bill passed in the House on September 29, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Illinois Delegation Endorses Postpartum Care Expansion for New Moms
    — Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] (Sponsor) on Feb 18, 2020

Guthrie Rural Telecom Security Bill Advances in Committee
    — Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 21, 2019

Griffith Supports Efforts to Improve Maternal Health, Expand Broadband as They Advance Out of Energy and Commerce Committee
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] on Nov 21, 2019

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Nov 8, 2019

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Nov 13, 2019
Considered by Health

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

Nov 19, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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

Nov 20, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Sep 25, 2020
On House Schedule

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Sep 25, 2020
Text Published

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Sep 29, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 4996 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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