H.R. 2979 (98th): Medicare Reform Act of 1983


May 11, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 11, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sedgwick “Bill” Green

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide increased benefits under the medicare program, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/11/1983--Introduced.Medicare Reform Act of 1983 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to eliminate prior hospitalization as a condition of eligibility for home health care services under ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 11, 1983

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2979”). 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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H.R. 3677 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 21, 1981

H.R. 4170 (Related)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984

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