Text: H.R.2840 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[H.R. 2840 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2840

To amend the Social Security Act to remove the limitation on the period 
             of Medicare eligibility for disabled workers.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 23, 2003

  Mr. Stark (for himself, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. 
 Rahall, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Owens, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Conyers, 
 Mr. Waxman, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. 
 Cummings, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Payne, 
   Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Gordon, Mr. 
Kucinich, Mr. Frost, Mr. McGovern, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Hoyer, 
Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, 
 Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Lantos, and Mr. Rush) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Social Security Act to remove the limitation on the period 
             of Medicare eligibility for disabled workers.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Workers with Disabilities 
Opportunity Act''.

SEC. 2. REMOVING LIMITATION ON PERIOD OF MEDICARE ELIGIBILITY FOR 
              DISABLED WORKERS.

    (a) In General.--The next to last sentence of section 226(b) of the 
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 426(b)) is amended by striking ``, but 
not in excess of 78 such months''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall 
take effect on October 1, 2003.
    (c) Conforming Repeal.--Section 202(c) of the Ticket to Work and 
Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170; 113 Stat. 
1894) is repealed.
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