S. 1287 (97th): Merchant Seamen Health Services Repeal Act


May 21, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to eliminate free medical care for merchant seamen, to permit closure of Public Health Service hospitals, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/21/1981--Introduced.Merchant Seamen Health Services Repeal Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the entitlement to health services for merchant seamen. Repeals provisions of the Department of Defense ... Read more >

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May 21, 1981

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H.R. 3223 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 1981

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