Text: H.R.5288 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H.R. 5288 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5288

 To amend part C of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase 
 the minimum payment amount to Medicare+Choice organizations offering 
 Medicare+Choice plans to correct inequities in amounts paid in rural 
                            and urban areas.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 25, 2000

Mr. Sherwood (for himself, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Minge) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
  Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend part C of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase 
 the minimum payment amount to Medicare+Choice organizations offering 
 Medicare+Choice plans to correct inequities in amounts paid in rural 
                            and urban areas.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. INCREASING FLOOR TO 75 PERCENT OF MAXIMUM RATE.

    Section 1853(c)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-
23(c)(1)(B)) is amended--
            (1) in clause (ii), by striking ``For a succeeding year,'' 
        and inserting ``For 1999 and 2000,''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new clause:
                            ``(iii) For 2001 and each succeeding year, 
                        75 percent of the largest annual 
                        Medicare+Choice capitation rate under this 
                        paragraph for any Medicare+Choice payment area 
                        for the year involved (but not to exceed, in 
                        the case of an area outside the 50 States and 
                        the District of Columbia, 150 percent of the 
                        annual per capita rate of payment for 1997 
                        determined under section 1876(a)(1)(C) for the 
                        area).''.
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