H.R. 3588 (98th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit hospice programs to provide nursing care either directly or through other medicare providers.


Jul 18, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 18, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Ratchford

Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

7/18/1983--Introduced.Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide that if a hospice program does not provide its own nursing care, such care must be provided through a ... Read more >

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Jul 18, 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. 3588”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


69 cosponsors (52D, 16R, 1N) (show)
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H.R. 4170 (Related)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984

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