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H.R. 1946: 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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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)

Introduced on Mar 16, 2021

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205 Cosponsors (117 Democrats, 88 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Rep. Sewell Joins President Biden at the White House for Relaunch of Cancer Moonshot in Recognition of her Leadership in the Fight Against Cancer
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Feb 2, 2022

Congresswoman Beatty Travels to White House, Champions Important Cancer Legislation, Marking the Start of Black History Month, Cancer Prevention Month
    — Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 2, 2022

Bicameral, Bipartisan Leaders to Biden: Now is Vital Opportunity to Enact Meaningful Cancer Prevention Reforms
    — Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 28, 2022

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Mar 16, 2021

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