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

May 21, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Orrin Hatch
Senator from Utah
Related Bills
H.R. 3223 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 1981


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

Introduced May 21, 1981
Referred to Committee May 21, 1981
Full Title

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


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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 Appropriation Authorization Act, 1974, which provide for the operation of certain Public Health Service hospitals.

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