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H.R. 1946 (117th): Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of multi-cancer early detection screening tests.

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Sponsor and status

Terri Sewell

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Length: 7 pages
Mar 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 16, 2021, 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).


250 Cosponsors (143 Democrats, 107 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reps. Sewell, Arrington, Ruiz, and Hudson Lead Bipartisan Letter to House Leadership Urging Consideration of Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act Before Year-End
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Dec 1, 2022

McEachin Announces Over $500,000 Grant to VCU for Breast Cancer Research
    — Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4, 2017-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 25, 2022

Hudson Legislation to Ensure Access to Groundbreaking Cancer Detection Tools Gains Substantial Momentum in Congress
    — Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC9] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 23, 2022

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Mar 16, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1946 (117th) 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. 1946. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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