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H.R. 6487: ACCESS Act

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To increase the ability of nursing facilities to access telehealth services and obtain technologies to allow virtual visits during the public health emergency relating to an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Length: 9 pages
Apr 10, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 10, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 10, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Schakowsky Votes For The Heroes Act: Includes Nursing Home Provisions and Boosts Local Municipalities
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Sponsor) on May 15, 2020

Underwood Joins Bipartisan Effort to Help Seniors Stay Connected to Loved Ones and Health Care Providers During Coronavirus Pandemic
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Co-sponsor) on May 5, 2020

@MyKitchenTable - May 20, 2020
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] on May 20, 2020

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Apr 10, 2020

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