H.R. 3121 (98th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include dental care, eye care, hearing aids, physical checkups, and foot care among the items and services for which payment may be made under the supplementary medical insurance program, and to provide safeguards against consumer abuse in the provision of these items and services.


May 24, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 24, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Hammerschmidt
Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
5/24/1983--Introduced.Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide payment under the supplementary medical insurance program for one comprehensive physical examination a year, dental care including dentures, eye ...

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H.R. 1406 (96th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 24, 1979

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

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984

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May 24, 1983


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