Summary: H.R.159 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/06/1987)

Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to prohibit a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility from discriminating against Medicaid patients in the admission of patients when the proportion of Medicaid patients in such a facility is less than the average proportion of Medicaid patients in similar facilities within the State. Authorizes Medicaid beneficiaries who are denied admission to such facilities in violation of this Act to bring an action in an appropriate State court.