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Bill to reduce waiting period for disability / Medicare for disabled individuals


Posted on: 06/10/2005

Bill to reduce waiting period for disability / Medicare for disabled individuals

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Sample: I am calling/writing to urge you to cosponsor Senate bill S1217 introduced by Senator Bingaman on June 9th to phase out the 24 month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits and to eliminate the waiting period for individuals with life-threatening conditions. I am a {state connection with brain tumor world] Please advise me of Senator [name of Senator} 's position on this matter. Thank you.

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H.R.2343 House bill

Title: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits.

Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced 5/12/2005)

Cosponsors (None)

Latest Major Action: 5/23/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.

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S.1217 Senate bill

Title: A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to phase out the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for medicare benefits, to eliminate the waiting period for individuals with life-threatening conditions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] (introduced 6/9/2005)

Cosponsors (15)

Latest Major Action: 6/9/2005 Referred to Senate committee.

Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

COSPONSORS(15), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date) Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] - 6/9/2005 Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 6/9/2005 Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 6/9/2005 Sen Corzine, Jon S. [NJ] - 6/9/2005 Sen DeWine, Mike [OH] - 6/9/2005 Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 6/9/2005 Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] - 6/9/2005 Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 6/9/2005 Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 6/9/2005 Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 6/9/2005 Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 6/9/2005 Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] - 6/9/2005 Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD] - 6/9/2005 Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 6/9/2005 Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 6/9/2005


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