S. 1291 (97th): Health Care Financing Amendments of 1981


Jun 1, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 1, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Dole

Senator from Kansas


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide a ceiling on Federal expenditures for Medicaid, to increase States' flexibility to determine the scope of their Medicaid programs, to make other amendments to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/1/1981--Introduced.Health Care Financing Amendments of 1981 - TitleI - MedicaidAmends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to set a limit on the authorization of appropriations for Medicaid for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 1, 1981

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1291”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 643 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 1, 1983

H.R. 3725 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 28, 1981

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