About the bill
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This requires private health insurance plans to cover any covid-19 treatments or vaccines.
It was previously introduced in the Senate on March 17 as bill number S. 3505, by Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL).
“We have to do everything we can to mitigate the spread of covid-19. This bill will allow Americans to rapidly access vaccines for this novel coronavirus as soon as they are available,” Sen. Jones said in a press release upon introduction. “Congress should immediately pass [it] as part …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alabama. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Length: 3 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 17, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
Mar 17, 2020
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S. 3505 (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 S. 3505. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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