S. 1958 (97th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of hospice care under the Medicare program.


Dec 15, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 15, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Dole
Senator from Kansas

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Summary (CRS)
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit an individual to elect hospice care, in lieu of certain other benefits, during two periods of 180 days each ...

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H.R. 5180 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 11, 1981

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Dec 15, 1981


52 cosponsors (31D, 21R) (show)
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