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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Medicare Indian Health Fairness Act of 2003

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for fairness in the provision of medicare services for Indians.

Actions Overview (1)

10/23/2003Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

10/23/2003Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S13139)
Action By: Senate
10/23/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S13138-13139)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (7)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI]* 10/23/2003
Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD]* 10/23/2003
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 10/23/2003
Sen. Dayton, Mark [D-MN]* 10/23/2003
Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD]* 10/23/2003
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 10/23/2003
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 10/23/2003

Committees (1)

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Senate Finance10/23/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (10/23/2003)

Medicare Indian Health Fairness Act of 2003 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) authorize reimbursement for all Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) services furnished by certain Indian health facilities; (2) require Medicare providers to charge no more than Medicare rates for inpatient hospital services provided to Indians who are eligible for contract health services from the Indian Health Service, tribally operated health programs, or urban Indian organizations; and (3) authorize outpatient or ambulatory care clinics (whether free-standing or provider-based) operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, a tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization to elect to be reimbursed on the same basis as if such clinic were a hospital outpatient department of the Indian Health Service.