H.R. 987 (95th): A bill to amend XVIII of the Social Security Act to include hearing aids and dentures among the items and services for which payment may be made under the supplementary medical insurance program.


Jan 4, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 4, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carlos Moorhead
Representative for California's 22nd congressional district

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Summary (CRS)
1/4/1977--Introduced.Amends Title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide payment for hearing aids and dentures under the supplementary medical insurance program.

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Jan 4, 1977


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