A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional transparency and consumer protections relating to medical debt collection practices.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2022
Length: 11 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on November 30, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
Sep 24, 2020
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 4697 (116th).
Nov 30, 2022
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S. 5150 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 5150. 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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