H.R.5165: Improving Medicare Coverage Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced Sept. 3, 2021
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 6, 2021

Bill Cosponsors

136 (All Democrats)

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Bill Summary

Improving Medicare Coverage Act This bill temporarily expands eligibility for Medicare. It also temporarily establishes a premium and cost-sharing assistance program for low-income beneficiaries. Specifically, the bill lowers the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 60. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must establish procedures to provide for automatic enrollment of qualifying individuals. Enrollment must be completed within...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 6, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 3, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 3, 2021
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
Sept. 3, 2021

Introduced in the House by Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

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