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S. 2943: Quality Care for Nursing Home Residents Act of 2019

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A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to revise minimum nurse staffing requirements for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program and for nursing facilities under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Length: 84 pages
Nov 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Nov 21, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 21, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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

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    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] on Mar 11, 2020

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    — Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK] on Mar 6, 2020

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Nov 21, 2019

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S. 2943 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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