H.R.1639: Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act of 2021

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced March 8, 2021
  • Latest Major Action March 9, 2021

Bill Version

Bill Summary

Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act of 2021 This bill allows additional hospitals to qualify as critical access hospitals (CAHs) that receive special payment under Medicare. Currently, in order to qualify as a CAH under Medicare, a hospital must either (1) be located more than 35 miles (or 15 miles in mountainous regions or areas with only secondary roads) from another hospital, or (2) have been certified prior to January 1, 2006, by the state...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There is one statement associated with H.R.1639.

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 9, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 8, 2021
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
March 8, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 8, 2021

Introduced in the House by Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)

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