H.R.5426 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and other provisions of law to delay for 1 year the effective dates of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 and to establish a Bipartisan Commission to Review the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Archer, Bill [R-TX-7] (Introduced 09/30/1988)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||11/01/1988 Referred to Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5426 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/30/1988)
Title I: One-Year Delay in Implementation of Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 - Delays the implementation of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 for one year.
Title II: Bipartisan Commission to Review the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act - Establishes the Commission to Review the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act to study: (1) the effect implementation of such Act will have on Medicare (title XVIII of the Social Security Act) beneficiaries who currently have supplementary coverage; (2) how the Act's benefits compare with the benefits provided by supplementary coverage; (3) the access Medicare beneficiaries who do not have supplementary or Medicaid (title XIX of the Social Security Act) coverage have to necessary health services; (4) the feasibility and likely cost of implementing the Act's drug benefits; and (5) the benefits and financing mechanisms which Medicare beneficiaries prefer. Directs the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Congress within six months of this Act's enactment.